Movie is about government agency tries to extract the truth from Valentin Arregui using his homosexual prison mate Luis Molina.

Luis Molina tell 2 stories to Valentin Arregui: one is German movie & another is spider woman.

Valentin Arregui tells his love story to Luis Molina.

Then why is the movie titled Kiss of the Spider Woman?

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    It reminds me the movie Kiss of the Dragon in which I didn't see any dragon nor a kiss.
    – A J
    Apr 25, 2017 at 5:42
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    @AJ feel free & post a question here then.
    – user50604
    Apr 25, 2017 at 5:49
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    Actually I don't need to. This is already mentioned on Wikipedia.
    – A J
    Apr 25, 2017 at 7:08

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The title is a reference to a scene from the book between the two inmates, Molina and Valentin.

Molina tells Valentin about a a film he once saw, whether true or not, about a woman whose husband had been cheating on her and she had become afraid of instantly turning into a panther and devouring him if he kissed by her.

Later on, Valentin asks for a kiss from Molina before his parole release. The information from the FAQ reagarding this is below.

From IMDB.com:

The title comes from a part in the book where Molina asks Valentin for a kiss before he is paroled. Valentin (Raul Julia) asks Luis Molina (William Hurt) whether he's afraid that he'll turn into a panther woman (as in the first film Molina tells Valentin, where the panther woman kills when she is kissed). Valentin says he is not the panther woman but the spider woman, hence Kiss of the Spider Woman.

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