The Ape Woman is based on the real-life exploitation of a deformed human being. Ugo Tognazzi stars as a charming ne’er-do-well who happens upon young Annie Girardot, who outside of the fact that she is covered with hair from head to foot is a normal woman with normal desires and dreams.
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It’s not without a muffled apprehension that I drew near this film. A naughty comedy about shuffling and zigzagging through -morphisms (zoo or anthropo) could not pull off but thanks to grotesque humor and (luckily) Ottinger frolics. So I imagined. It didn’t help to know that I regularly see morphological features that could challenge Star Trek’s imaginarium – the screen is a 'temenos' that sustains dialectical (or