What social concerns are addressed in Kiss of the Spider Woman?

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The most important social concern in Kiss of the Spider Woman is its treatment of homosexuality; at the time, homosexuality was beginning to become an accepted lifestyle, but still suffered under societal stigma and criminal laws. By showing a complex, flawed, and human homosexual character in Molina, author Manuel Puig works to destigmatize the nature of sexual orientation. Molina's orientation is both part of his character...

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