- Adaptation Displacement: A more mild case; its generally an even split on which of the three most well known versions (novel, film, musical) someone is first exposed to.
- Award Snub: For the movie: Raul Julia and Sonia Braga weren't nominated for Oscars, despite getting Golden Globe nods.
- Ending Fatigue: Molina is released on parole 3/4ths of the way through the movie. While arguably justified to show how Molina's changed and to provide the Downer Ending, it still feels too long. This was averted in the novel through the Genre Shift.
- Fair for Its Day: Surely, Molina was treated in prison as a man, but her friends outside prison rightfully treat her as Luisa, a woman.
YMMV / Kiss of the Spider Woman