Three strange women
Three strange women
A paperback original. This book was published as a mass-market paperback without a hardcover printing.
Is Part Of
Lesbian Pulp Fiction Type
Protagonist's Status at the Beginning
Protagonist's Status at the End
Gail and Norma work for the same modelling agency and are about to share an apartment. pp. 30, 32
Ratings and/or Awards
NODL Evaluation Report
"Standard cheap pornography. Not for teenagers- or any literate person."
More information about contested books
Contested in the U.S.A and Canada by the West Side Committee. It was listed in the NODL Newsletter from 11/28/60 until May 1961, and then again from August 1964 until December 1964 when the title was reissued in 1964.
Cover, Front Text
They knew what they wanted . . . Each other! They knew what they wanted. . . each other! The story of Susan, Norma and Gail. . . three small-time models, constantly exposed to each other’s charms. Inevitably, they fell into depraved practices — but could they fight their way back to normal love? ”
Cover, Back Text
”Maybe you’ve met a girl like Norma – body made for love, lips designed for kisses, flesh fashioned for the touch of caressing hands. . a vision of lovely womanhood, promising and teasing and disturbing . . Maybe you’ve run into someone like Susan – dainty, soft, yet a tempest of passion – a girl wanting only your love, the joy of ecstasy with marriage or without it. . a girl lusting to be your slave, bear your children. . Maybe you’ve even known a woman like Gail – and paid for the privilege. In the girlie magazines, in the ads and catalogs, you’ve seen you tasted her exquisite kisses, feasted on her voluptuous beauty lying suppliant in your arms. . But you’re pretty bad if you were able to guess Norma’s depravity – understand Susan’s evil – read Gail’s warped mind. Gail herself would pay for your lips to burn on hers, pay for your body . . if you were a girl! Preferably a girl like Norma. Or maybe Susan. Here is the unvarnished truth about small-time models, bush-league beauties – the beds they make, the pictures they pose, the men they please, the unnatural affections which so often corrupt them!’
Cover Art Description
Against a gray background, there are two women. One is in the background standing in the center, her body facing right of the reader. She is a blonde with short hair brushed back and is wearing a brown skirt and a white blouse, which she seems to start to remove, revealing a white brassiere. Her face is frontal, slightly tilted to her left, and she gazes straight out at the reader. The other woman is a redhead with short, curly hair who is lying down in the foreground, her body facing the reader, head to the left of the image. She is wearing a white peignoir, her left shoulder exposed by the sleeve that hangs over it. Her left arm is bent, hand to the left of the image, and she is hugging a purple pillow with both hands, with her torso raised. Her right leg is bent, with the knee pointing forward, and uncovered. There is a beaded curtain between the two women, and the scene is lit from the front with hard light.
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Addams, Kay, “Three strange women,” The Lesbian Pulp Fiction Collection @ Mount Saint Vincent University, accessed February 2, 2023, https://msvulpf.omeka.net/items/show/541.