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  • Lesbian Pulp Fiction Type is exactly "Tomboys"

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

Sex and the armed services

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Fictionalized sexual case studies

This too is love

This Too is Love front cover. A blonde sits on a white, carpeted floor, leaning on her left elbow, supported by a pile of cushions. She is barefoot, and her stilettos are seen next to the cushions along with a pack of cigarettes and an open matchbook. She wears a red, short, velvet dress with multi-row spaghetti straps. She faces the reader in a three-quarter angle towards the center-right of the image, and her knees are bent, legs and feet close together. Her left foot is raised from the heel, the toes touching her right heel. She holds a cigarette in her right hand, which arches over her right knee. Her chin rests on the back of her left hand. Her face faces the reader, but her slightly squinted eyes look toward her right, where another woman sits up from a lying position, stretched on a camel-back green sofa on the right side of her body. The woman is a brunette with hair to her nape and is dressed in a yellow blouse and brown capri pants. Her left arm is stretched over her left leg, and her torso is slightly lifted, resting on her right elbow. She looks straight at the blond with a half-smile. The scene is lit from the left, with the most light placed on the blonde.
A paperback original. This book was published as a mass-market paperback without a hardcover printing.

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 TorrÄ—s 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.

So strange a love

So Strange a Love front cover. The busts of two women take up most of the visual space. One of them, a redhead, is on the right of the image and in the foreground, in profile, facing left of the reader and looking toward the same direction. Her hair is up on a bun to the left of her head, and she looks forward with wide open, blue eyes, lips slightly parted. Her torso is naked, and she is wearing an earring. Beside her, on her right and facing the reader, stands a brunette, partially covered by the redhead. Her wavy, loose hair flips over her shoulders, and she is looking at the redhead with half-open eyes. Her torso, too, is naked. The background is purplish blue, and the scene is lit from the front-left.
'A strange story of a married couple, each enmeshed in an illicit affair with a younger woman, and the erotic love the two younger women found in one another.'

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

Twilight lovers

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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.

Odd girl out

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Laura falls in love with her sorority suite mate, and finds herself entangled in a love triangle with Beth and Charlie

Marriage (The)

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No lesbian content. The narrators are a lesbian and a gay man who married in order to pass as straight. They tell the story of a married couple who belatedly discover that they are siblings.

We walk alone

We Walk Alone front cover. The bottom two-thirds of the cover contains an outdoors scene with a blond woman in the foreground, right of the image. Her back is facing the reader and she is seen from her calves up, wearing a satin nightgown, its top part lowered to her lower back, exposing most of her back and her shoulders. Through the garment, her bare skin is seen, on buttocks and legs. Her back is arched to her front left, head bowed and also turned to her left. Her arms are in front of her, almost invisible to the reader. Her hair is long and wavy and is seen hanging in front of her left shoulder. In the background of the image, the sky with many clouds can be seen, partially covering a mountain. Directly in front of the woman trees can also be seen, and a marble or stone gazebo surrounded by more trees and by haze. The top third of the cover has a yellow background with the title and description.
Journalistic portraits of lesbian subcultures in and around New York

We two won't last

We Two Won't Last front cover. The background color, a dark pink, occupies most of the image. Two women appear, small and centered, between two words of the book's title. One is a brunette on a chair, and she sits with her bowed head and her knees pointed to the right and her torso turned sharply to her right, facing the reader. Both of her hands grasp the edge of the chair, towards her back, and they face the reader. She wears a brown dress with a round, white collar. Another woman, a redhead, stands behind her, to her left, partially covered by her and the chair. She is facing left of the reader, in profile, with her head bowed, and she wears a dress and high heels. She looks pregnant. The scene is lit from the top right of the image, casting shadows.
Journalistic portraits of lesbian subcultures in and around New York

We, too, must love

We Too Must Love front cover. A white background occupies most of the space. Towards the bottom, in the center, is an image with a woman in mirror-effect; identical mirrored images, butted side by side, of the same woman. She is naked, with her legs under a red blanket and her back to the reader. Her head bowed, with her hair up and one hand on the opposite shoulder. The scene is lit with hard light coming from the top.
Journalistic portraits of lesbian subcultures in and around New York