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    Strange Sisters: The Art Of Lesbian Pulp Fiction 1949-1969

    By: Jaye Zimet

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    In the literary skid row of pulp fiction from the 1950s and into the 1960s, detectives, gangsters, and mad doctors were joined on the bookracks by bad girls, dissolute youths, drug-crazed beatniks, and other assorted miscreants and misfits. Where romance met with soft porn there was also a large population of butch brunettes pursuing and seducing blond femmes. This was an alternative universe of erotic pulp fiction where gals and dolls were exploring the pleasures of lesbian love. Strange Sisters is a collection of two hundred covers of these deliciously wicked novels. The women draped across the covers of books such as Strange Lust ("She Wanted a Woman - Then She Met Another Woman Obsessed by the Same Burning Hunger") and Women's Barracks ("The Frank Autobiography of a French Girl Soldier") sizzle with sexual freedom - in defiance of the prudish, conservative era in which they were published. Bold, kitschy, and fraught with sexual tension, the cover art in Strange Sisters is a siren call to all with a dash of retro lust in their hearts.

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