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  • Lesbian Pulp Fiction Type is exactly "Sympathetic lesbian depictions"

Third sex syndrome (The)

The Third Sex Syndrome front cover. A woman with long, pink wavy hair undresses (or dresses) in view of the reader. She is wearing panties. Her right arm covers her breasts as she removes (or puts on) her lower garment. In the background, a blond short-haired woman in an orange halter top and dark capri pants reclines on a white bed watching the woman in the foreground.
Sharon's affair with Leda allows her to work out her childhood traumas

Of love forbidden

Of Love Forbidden front cover. A naked woman is sitting on the floor facing the viewer with arms and legs crossed, her chin resting on her right, bent knee. The background is a textured turquoise colour field, and the scene is lit from the top right in a hard light.
Paperback reprint of a pre-1950s lesbian-themed novel

Guerrilla girls

Guerrilla Girls front cover. A group of four women stand or sit in front of military barracks. One is standing upright, to the left of the image, facing the reader, and is fully dressed in military garb, a weapon on her hip, cigarette hanging from her lips. She is a brunette, and her hair is short. Her pose is relaxed. Her gaze is directed at a seated woman to the right of the image, who has short hair and wears a blouse and short skirt and who is, with a slight smile, looking over her right shoulder towards a third woman who is also seated, on a purple cushion on the ground, and dressed in a blouse with rolled sleeves to her elbows, khaki shorts and boots, cleaning a long weapon with her legs crossed. Her hair is dark and curly, and she also seems to smile. Between them sits, her back to the reader, a fourth woman who appears to be fully naked. She has her arms up as if fixing her hair as she looks up toward the standing woman. In the background are two tents with red stripes, and to the left of the image stands a pair of long weapons fixed to a stand. The scene is lit from the front.
An adventure story of a group of European and Muslim female volunteers in a National Liberation Front camp in the Aures mountains, Algeria

Women's barracks

Women's Barracks front cover. A blonde, seemingly sitting down, is shown, from the top of her back upwards, at a three-quarter angle and in profile, showing her right shoulder and part of her right arm and the top of her back. Her hair is tied up with a hair clip at the top of her head and flows down to her nape. A strap of her brassiere is visible over her right shoulder. Her head, turned to her right, partially faces the reader. Her eyes are looking down toward her right. What seems to be a khaki military garment is partially shown, wrinkled, behind her back. Behind the blonde, to the left of the image, stands a brunette in profile, also at a three-quarter angle towards the back of the image, facing left. She has on a khaki military shirt that partially hangs, disclosing her shoulders and the top of her back, and exposing the strap of her brassiere on her left side. She seems to be wearing a khaki skirt. Her hair is up and she holds a cigarette in her left hand, which she stares at. The scene is lit from the top left.
Women's Barracks by Tereska Torrės is credited as the first of the mid-century pulp paperbacks to feature a lesbian-themed cover and contain passages describing physical intimacy between two women.

Unlike others

Unlike Others front cover. A brunette lays back on a black couch, holding a cigarette in her right hand. Her head is upright towards the left of the image, and her right arm is bent at the elbow, rested on the armrest of the couch. Her left arm stretches over her body, and her left leg is bent at the knee. Her hair is straight and reaches her nape at the back, with bangs that reach her eyebrows. She is wearing a light blue blouse with buttons on the front and cuffs, and blue slacks folded at the hem. She seems to be barefoot. Her face is at a three-quarter angle toward the right of the reader, and her eyes are directed at a blonde who sits on a golden-yellow cushion on a carpeted floor, leaned against the couch. The blonde's right arm is stretched over the seat of the couch, her hand hanging, palm-down and relaxed, from the edge. Her left elbow rests on the edge as well, hand hanging relaxed and towards the reader, and wearing a bracelet. her legs are partially crossed and she is barefoot. She is wearing a V-neck white sweater with long sleeves and adjusted to her waist, and pink slacks folded up at the hem. Her head and eyes are directed towards the back and her right as she looks directly into the brunette's eyes with a relaxed expression. Her hair is straight and flips up above her shoulder. To the left of the image, a black, plastic ashtray sits on the ground. A potted plant can be seen on the ground, behind the brunette's head. The scene is lit from the top right.
Jo is recovering from a broken heart but finds it hard to resist her new co-worker Betsy

Girls in 3-B (The)

The Girls in 3-B front cover. Three women form a triangle inside what looks to be the bedroom of a city apartment. One, a blonde, stands in the background facing the reader, leaning against a wall beside a window. Her hair is shoulder-length and she is holding a cigarette in her right hand. Her right arm is fully extended downward and she grips it, with her right hand, at the elbow. She is wearing an orange jacket, unbuttoned, a brown skirt, and low heels stilettos. Her left leg is slightly bent, with the foot to her side, pointing out. She looks down to her left at another woman, a brunette with short hair, who sits on a bed with red and white undone sheets, putting on a stocking on her left leg. She sits in full profile, facing left of the image, and is wearing a black negligee and low heel stilettos on her right foot. The right leg shows a stocking at mid-thigh, and the left foot is bare. A third woman, also a brunette, stands with her back to the reader on the forefront left of the image. She wears a black slip and looks as if she is about to take off a blue blouse. Her hair is long and reaches the middle of her back, part of which is exposed. She too is looking at the brunette. There is a side table in the background, with a potted plant on top, and a pair of slippers on the ground. The scene is lit from the front right.
Three high school friends share an apartment in Chicago.

This bed we made

This Bed We Made front cover. Two women and one man are in a bedroom. A brunette with short, curly hair and a black negligee, lays on her back on a bed with a pink blanket, her shoulders and head on a propped-up pillow, looking slightly toward the right of the image with a slight smile and half-closed eyes. Behind the pillow, a wrought brass headboard is partly in view. Her left arm is bent at the elbow; hand curled inwards. She holds a cigarette in her right hand; outer side rested on her right thigh. She also wears stockings to the middle of her thighs. Sitting up on the bed by the brunette's legs is a blonde. Her body is at a three-quarter angle facing right of the image, and she appears to be fully naked except for a nylon, light blue shawl which is wrapped around her hips and across her chest, covering her breasts. She holds the shawl with both arms crossed in front of her under her breasts and on her right hip. Her hair is tied in a ponytail with a light green bow, and her head is turned towards the brunette. In the background to the left, a man stands against the wall. He has short, brown hair parted to the side, and is wearing a dark blue t-shirt and gray pants with a black belt. His right hand is on his waist; the left arm stretched down across his side. He also looks down toward the brunette, with a slight smile on his lips. To his left, a bowl with fruits can be seen on a bedside table. The background matches the pink of the bed spread, and the scene seems to be lit from the right of the reader.
A paperback original. This book was published as a mass-market paperback without a hardcover printing.

Chris

Chris front cover. The face of a blond woman with head leaned back looking directly toward the reader and bathed in a red light dominates the image on all the edges, as a background. Her mouth is in rest and her eyes are half-closed. To the bottom right, and partially covering the blonde's face, another figure of a blonde is seen, with her back to the reader. She has long, wavy hair, bangs hanging over her eyebrows. Her body is twisted to the front and left, and her head hangs down to the left, equally turned and with eye closed. Her arms are crossed across her chest, both hands clasped to the other arm. She wears a black skirt that is unzipped at the back and her entire back is bare. The scene is lit from the front-left.
Chris faces a difficult choice between her relationship with Shelia "Dizz" Dizendorf and the hope of happiness with Carol Martin

Whispered sex (The)

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Los Angeles was nothing like what Joyce expected it to be.

Third theme (The)

The Third Theme Cover. Three figures occupy most of the image below the top quarter of the cover. One, centered at the bottom, is a brunette with wavy hair down to her shoulders, seen from her chest up. Her chest faces the reader squarely, and is partially exposed, showing her cleavage above an off-shoulders, strapless dress represented by white brushstrokes on the background yellow. Her head and eyes are turned to her left, eyes half-closed and mouth open, as if saying something, whilst frowning. Behind her in the background stand two figures in profile, their bodies facing right of the reader and at either side of the brunette's head. To the right stands a blonde with short hair, clad in a greenish-gray pantsuit and a pink blouse. Her head is fully turned to her right, looking at the brunette with sunglasses on her face and her right hand in her pocket. Behind her, and left of the image stands a man in a gray suit and a black tie who also looks at the brunette with arms crossed. His hair is short and black. The image is lit from the right.
Sharon's affair with Leda allows her to work out her childhood traumas

Whisper of love

Whisper of Love front cover. The cover has a bluish-green background with a smaller rectangle to the bottom right, which contains an image of two women—a blonde with long hair and a brunette with short hair. The blonde is in the foreground and only her head and part of her left arm are visible. She is wearing a purple blouse with a round neckline and pleated, short sleeves. Her body is at a three-quarter angle facing left of the reader, and her head is turned to her left and down, as well as her eyes. Her left arm is bent and part of her hand is visible, lifted to her neck, which carries a necklace. The brunette is behind her, to the right of the reader, and is wearing a white blouse with buttons and a collar, and black pants or skirt with a black belt with a brass, square buckle. Her head is bowed and turned to her left, eyes looking down. Her left hand is on the blonde's left shoulder. The scene is lit from the top-right, in diffused light.
A marriage of convenience between Avery Lawes and Lisa Sheridan fails to offer the refuge they hoped it would.

Third street (The)

The Third Street front cover. The cover shows a night scene, outdoors in a city or town street. Two women, their backs to the reader, walk holding hands. The one on the left is a blonde with hair flipped outwards at her shoulders. She is wearing a yellow, sleeveless dress with an adjusted waist, and black, high heels. She carries a clutch-type black handbag in her left hand and her head is turned sharply to her right, looking straight out at the other woman, a brunette with short hair who is wearing a black blouse with long sleeves, brown pants tapered at the ankles, and black low heels. Her right arm is extended downwards. The street looks wet and there are buildings, some neon signs and a lamp post in the background. The scene is lit from the top right.
A paperback original. This book was published as a mass-market paperback without a hardcover printing.

Either is love

Either is Love front cover. The image is occupied mostly by a brunette seen from her chest up, her face centred, and slightly tilted to her left. Her hair has a widow's peak and it is brushed upwards and towards the back; Her two hands are hugging the trunk of a tree in front and to the left of her, her left hand above her right hand facing the reader to the right of the image. She leans her head slightly against the trunk with the left side of her face, gazing downwards towards her left. She is wearing a black, swing coat with a V-neck. Behind her, a forested landscape is seen, apparently lit by moonlight. The image is set over a gray background that shows at the top.
After the death of her husband, the narrator revisits the letters she wrote to him confessing her romantic relationship with another woman before they met.

Women in the shadows

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Race passing and passing for straight underscore the interrelationship tensions among Laura, Jack, Beebo, and Tris in 1950s New York.