“Kiss of the Spider Woman” a Mid 80’s Societal Critique More Relevant Than Ever Today & a Critical Analysis of the Representation of its Characters.

(Originally written in October, 2018 — Updated May, 2021)

Raul Julia as Valentin Arregui Paz (Left) and William Hurt as Luis Molina (Right)

The 1985 Brazilian-American film Kiss of the Spider Woman (Portuguese: O Bejia de Mulher Arenha), is a passionate period piece that reveals the nature of the…