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Spider Woman spins intriguing yarn

by  Rex Reed



Everything about Kiss Of The Spider Woman is original and powerful, but the one smashing effect of lasting impact that towers above everything else is William Hurt's magnificent, three-dimensional performance as the pathetic homosexual with the heart of a woman trapped in the body of a man. Hurt has the creative genius to make you hurt, laugh and feel repulsed at the same time ... He elevates the art of make-believe to greatness.