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Gay interlude



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187 pages
18 cm

NODL Evaluation Report

"Portrays sex offensively and with cruelty.
Describes lesbianism- almost a clinical description."

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Contested in the U.S.A and Canada by the National Organization for Decent Literature.

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"An honest and introspective look into a realm of emotion that no man may share. Here, in this bold and revealing novel, the author takes you into the minds and hearts of women caught in the hellish grip of lesbianism. This is a tender, thoughtful story, a story so personal that no matter how you feel now, you will have compassion for these women at the conclusion of the book." -Back cover

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Two women are seen lying on what seems to be a bed. In the foreground, towards the bottom of the image, a blonde lies on her back, with her right leg crossed over her bent, left leg. Her torso faces upwards and her head is turned to her right, to the left of the image. Her hair is curly and is tied above her head, and her hands touch each other, raised above her stomach. She wears green shorts and a white blouse, points tied up together under her breasts, feet bare. Her eyes look toward her left, where a brunette lies on her stomach, looking straight at her, and seemingly naked. Her hair covers part of her shoulders and she hugs a pillow in front of her. The scene is lit from the top.

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The Paul Rader cover art was re-used in 1968 as the cover for The Sexutives by David L. Westermier (pseudonym for Ed Wood).

Gay Interlude by Carol Clanton was republished in Australia in 1973 by Scripts Publications.

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Item: Midwood Tower Publications Publisher This Item
Item: Rader, Paul image This Item


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Clanton, Carol, “Gay interlude,” The Lesbian Pulp Fiction Collection @ Mount Saint Vincent University, accessed December 5, 2023,