YMMV / La Piel Que Habito

  • Adaptation Displacement: How many people know the book the movie is based on?
  • Bizarro Episode: the arrival of the man in a tiger costume, aka Zeca, looks like it is one, but actually manages to start the plot.
  • Fetish Fuel: Forced sex change surgery, sexual assault in a furry tiger costume, lots of bondage and domination, the scene with the dilators...
  • Narm:
    • Norma's looks of wide-eyed confusion when Vicente paws at her while they're still both fully dressed and standing up in the garden are cartoony to the point of of hilarity.
    • At a pivotal point, when Fulgencio demands to know what Robert did to Vicente, Vera states her name as "Vera. Vera Cruz." Mexican audiences found this absolutely hilarious and it destroyed the tension of the scene.
  • Paranoia Fuel: You'll surely be worried about what could a plastic surgeon do to you while you're under anesthesia.
  • Tearjerker: Vicente discovering yoga. Specifically, the TV instructor's assurance that "There's a place where you can take refuge. A place inside you...a place to which no one else has access. A place that no one can destroy." Also the scene where he comes across a picture of himself before his kidnapping, kisses it, and runs his fingers down it.
  • The Woobie: From the death of her mother to her rape at Vicente's hands to her own suicide, Norma's life is one traumatic event after another.
    • Vicente's not a stellar person by any means, but his forced sex reassignment is so horrifying to watch that you just want to comfort him. Doesn't help that he's all wide eyes and haunted gazes.
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