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Cornyetz-Lubka, B. (1986). Kiss of the Spider-Woman. Psychoanal. Rev., 73C:382-384.

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(1986). Psychoanalytic Review, 73C:382-384

Kiss of the Spider-Woman

Bernice Cornyetz-Lubka

Two men, one a homosexual film-buff, and the other a heterosexual Marxist, are incarcerated in a prison cell somewhere in Latin America. They represent sexual polarities. The homosexual Molina is feminine and identifies with women as he recounts the films he has seen to Valentin, the macho revolutionary who is identified with maleness. As the drama unfolds, it is Molina who seduces Valentin with his spellbinding film narrations; he also provides Valentin with food and treats (all this with the help of the warden in an attempt to gain political information from Valentin). Not only is Molina

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