“The Sordid History of Hairless Cats on Film”

Bilge Ebiri writes about the history of hairless cats on film.

“Before I proceed, some disclosure: I have a Cornish Rex that, while not technically hairless, looks very much like a space alien to people, even other cat owners. Though not much of a cuddler, she is absurdly affectionate. (She’s also, as I tweet-stormed not long ago, a big fan of Abbas Kiarostami’s 24 Frames. I’m serious.) Over the years, I’ve been perplexed, and more than a little disappointed, to see hairless and other similarly lean, big-eared cats portrayed as peculiar, dangerous, even evil.”

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