"Kiss Of The Spider Woman" (dir. Hector Babenco, 1985) --- Jailed for immoral behavior in Brazil, flamboyant homosexual Luis Molina (William Hurt) passes the time by detailing scenes of his favorite romantic movie to fellow inmate Valentin Arregui (Raul Julia), a hard-edged political activist. Slowly, the two forge a bond based on mutual understanding and respect and their relationship evolves. Based on the novel by Manuel Puig.
Directed by Hector Babenco. With William Hurt, Raul Julia, Sonia Braga, José Lewgoy. Luis Molina and Valentin Arregui are cell mates in a South American prison. Luis, a trans individual, is found guilty of immoral behavior and Valentin is a political prisoner. To escape reality Luis invents romantic movies, while Valentin tries to keep his mind on the situation he's in. During the time they spend together, the two men come to understand and respect one another.