Bleed 'em and Weep: Inverted and Lampshaded. the feminine Violet seems reluctant to shoot Caesar. He lampshades this trope in a most patronizing manner, telling her that she does not have the resolve nor the will to fire the gun. Violet does fire, but not before delivering a calm and collected Pre-Asskicking One-Liner.
Bound and Gagged: Given Lana Wachowski's S&M interests, this should come as little surprise.
Bury Your Gays: Not just averted, by outright inverted, as Violet and Corky are just about the only major characters still alive at the end, and they get to drive off into the sunset with the money.
Butch Lesbian: Corky is more masculine than Violet. Gina Gershon modeled her performance on James Dean. She wears short hair and masculine attire similar to a 50s greaser. The character was probably intended to look more "butch" than she ended up, judging by the scene where Caesar mistakes her for a man in dim light.
Chewing the Scenery: Well, more like punching the scenery, but Ceaser gets rather...demented towards the middle, especially when he's searching Johnny's apartment.
Cool Old Guy: Micky. Cruelly efficient towards Shelly, compassionate towards Violet, and the one guy who scares Caesar shitless even after the latter killed Gino.
Even the Girls Want Her: Of the named characters in the film, only Gino doesn't, at some point, express an interest in Violet.
In Love with the Gangster's Girl: It's is a Gender Flip version, or half of one. A lesbian ex-con falls in love with a mafioso's girl, and the girl reciprocates. Then they hatch a scheme to get rid off him, which ends up backfiring on them when he proves to be far more resourceful than either of them anticipated.
Mutilation Interrogation: A mobster steals a couple of million dollars from his employers. Despite a savage beating, he refuses to tell them where he's hidden it. Then one of the mobsters produces pruning shears, holds the guy's hands over a toilet bowl, and says: "I'm going to ask you ten times."
Not So Different: A major theme. In fact it's spelled out in the last line in the movie.
Corky: You know what the difference is between you and me, Violet?
Caesar: I'm a dead man, Johnnie? I'm a fucking dead man? Guess again, Johnnie. Who's the dead man? Who? Who's dead, fuckface? Who? Who? I can't hear you, Johnnie. Guess again. Take another guess, Johnnie. Take another fucking guess!"
Window Love: Violet and Corky do the opaque-barrier version, putting their hands on the dividing wall between them.
Xanatos Speed Chess: Caesar is madly scrambling to outwit his perceived enemy while Violet and Corky madly scramble to steer him in the right direction. Caeser turns out to be much smarter than they'd anticipated, but not smart enough.