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Wolf Girl, also called Blood Moon, is a 2001 Made-for-TV Movie about a teenage girl (Tara) afflicted with hypertrichosis (a disease that makes people abnormally hairy).

Tara is a part of a traveling freak-show run by carnie Harley Dune (played by none-other than Tim Curry). Attractions of the freak show include a bearded lady, a strong-man, Athena the fattest woman on earth, several little-people, and gender-bender Christoph/Christine played by Grace Jones. Upon the side-show arriving in a new town, Tara encounters a gang of bullies and a nerdy-boy by the name of Ryan who offers her a potential cure for hair removal in the form of an intravenous shot. Key word being potential since the shots are in the trial-stage. Beauty may be only skin deep, but shots aren't and they certainly can cause side-effects...

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Wolf Girl contains examples of...

  • Adults Are Useless: Exactly what it says on the tin. Harley actually keeping Tara on a shorter-leash (pun intended) would've helped avert the situation.
  • Fan Disservice: Where to begin? Tara's shower scene, fur and all. Having a long look at Beau's small penis before and after death. A set-up to a make-out only to have Kara bite part of Krystal's tongue off and eat it.
    • In-universe Examples: The transgender showgirls stripping during Christoph/Christine's second act elicits the reaction you'd expect from surprised male patrons at the end.
  • Firing One-Handed: Probably the reason why Beau can't shoot a single thing. Krystal, notably, uses two-hands.
  • The Gunslinger: Averted. Krystal certainly thinks she is and she's got the skills to boot. Problem is she isn't exactly heroic.
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  • Idiot Ball: Beau is such a lousy shot that he lost his car in a bet to Krystal but when he goes berserk and he decides that the best way to kill Tara is with a pistol; it doesn't work out too well for him. While out on a hunt for Tara, who killed Beau, Krystal finds a random girl in the woods who doesn't speak at all and looks suspiciously similar to Tara. Krystal decides to finally stop repressing her sexuality by trying to kiss the now entirely feral Tara. That works-out as well as you might expect.
  • Karmic Death: Beau dies with his small penis bared for all the world to see.
  • Large Ham: Harley Dune, of course being a carnie and played by Tim Curry means this is practically a job requirement.
  • Meaningful Name: 'Beau' means handsome in French and he is a physically handsome character.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Harley tries to put his foot down on keeping Tara from leaving the fair-grounds when he notices that her personality is becoming more and more aggressive. Unfortunately, telling her doesn't work and he basically gives up right then.
  • Peeping Tom:Ryan when he is watching the intimate moment of a little-man and a woman.
  • Token Good Teammate: Whiffer. Out of the four bullies he is easily the most sympathetic. He thinks Tara is weird but never calls her a "freak". He doesn't partake in For the Evulz by throwing dog-poop and later, darts at a defenseless person nor does he laugh at it like Cory. Whiffer profusely apologizes to Beau for spilling food on Beau's leather-jacket. After Beau dies he suggests that it was deserved.

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