These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Freud Was Right: The curse is very strongly linked with sexuality and puberty.
He's Just Hiding: Some fanfiction involve Sam surviving Ginger's attack and being a werewolf himself.
Hollywood Homely: Played straight and averted; while it's obvious that different clothes and a little makeup will make Ginger extremely attractive (which is exactly what happens), Bridgette is, and remains, convincingly dowdy.
The film never tries to pass off Ginger as unattractive, she has boys expressing interest in her right from the beginning, even before she starts dressing in a more provocative and outgoing fashion.
Bridgette does look considerably sexier in the sequel, despite being even more unkempt and tired-looking (no mean feat). This is likely do to a combination of growing out of her awkward phase, hormones from the virus and the fact that, with Ginger only appearing in a few scenes due to the unfortunate handicap of being dead, the audience needed more eye-candy.
In the commentary for 'Unleashed,' the director reveals that they had initially planned for Bridgette to look just as dowdy and unimpressive as the first movie. However, because so much of the film involves her going through various states of Body Horror, they relented to Emily Perkin's request to look prettier in the first couple scenes.
They do a very good job of making Emily Perkins (Bridgette) look unattractive though, when you consider just how gorgeous she is in real life.
Moral Event Horizon: Ghost crosses this in the second movie when she locks Brigitte in the basement, as she trasforms, after she begs Ghost to kill her. It got worse when you consider the fact Ghost wanted to make Brigitte her pet to kill people she doesn't like
Reverend Gilbert crosses the line in the third movie when he attempts to burn Brigitte alive.
Geofrey Rowlands also counts. His mother was killed by a werewolf and when he was bitten, his father kept him locked up for his protection. When he breaks loose his father is eventually forced to give him a Mercy Kill.