Kiss Of The Spider Woman, 1985

Released in Australia:


Kiss Of The Spider Woman is a 1980s Brazilian/American English/French/Portuguese/German/foreign-language queer/transgender/gay prison drama film; about two prisoners in Brazil, one a leftist revolutionary opposed to a Latin American military dictatorship, the other a gay pederast who reminisces about his favourite film, a Nazi romantic thriller propaganda film, which becomes a "film within a film"

Shockadelic rating: Recommended

Contributors: Hector Babenco, Francisco Ramalho Jr, David Weisman, Leonard Schrader, Manuel Puig, William Hurt, Raul Julia, Sonia Braga, Jose Lewgoy, Nando Cordeiro, Michael Jary, John Neschling