For those of you who haven't seen it: Trust me, you want to. The film, set in a prison in an unspecified Latin American country, throws a homosexual film buff into a cell with a political prisoner and the polar opposites engage in an odd, compelling and terrific acting duet. The movie raised Brazilian auteur Hector Babenco's profile, won William Hurt the Best Actor Oscar at the peak of his winning 80s streak, gifted Sonia Braga (all kinds of memorable as the actress that Hurt's character obsessively swoons over) with international fame and gave Raul Julia his best screen role.
To enter --please note: you must be 17 to enter this contest --e-mail me by Sunday October 19th with the following 4 pieces of information:
- SPIDER WOMAN in the title line.
- Your full name (and nickname if you want to go by something else if you win)
- Your address (in case you win)
- And a sentence or two on which actress and performance you would repeatedly obsess over / talk about with your cellmate if you were ever thrown into prison with no contact to the outside world and no more new movies to enjoy. Don't pretend you don't know which actress that would be.