First of all, the women look a lot like men. Since there's such a big difference between the two, their gender should be obvious at a glance.
Did you perhaps play it in windowed mode? I left this functionaility because some people dislike full screen and insist playing it windowed. The game was designed for full screen though and in this mode, the difference is really obvious.
Secondly, I died when the camera went in the opposite direction of the ship. If this was supposed to be a side effect of alcohol, I think you overdid it. Drunkenness should cause severe screen shaking at most. Plus, it was really hard to avoid picking up alcoholics, since sometimes they appeared immediately after I used the grappler.
Perhaps I overdid it a bit. The effcet is just the screen swaying in two directions. Just like when you're drunk, you shouldn't try speeding around in this state. Just try and stay in one place