Between and , steamy novels about lesbian relationships, marketed to men, inadvertently offered closeted women much-needed representation. In the United States in the s or early s, readers browsing in drugstores, booksellers, or bus terminals were likely to see racks filled with books with cheap, sensational covers that hinted at lesbian content within. Society did reject lesbians. The era was one of blatant homophobia and the overwhelming silence of societally-enforced closets.
Lesbian pulp fiction
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Account Options Sign in. Top charts. New arrivals. Add to Wishlist. Long before the rise of the modern gay movement, an unnoticed literary revolution was occurring between the covers of the cheaply produced lesbian pulp paperbacks of the post—World War II era. In , publisher Fawcett Books founded its Gold Medal imprint, inaugurating the reign of lesbian pulp fiction.
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Interested in some online meetups? Come talk about it. After pulp magazines died off because of the war efforts , pulp paperbacks flourished , first with hardcover titles repackaged for an audience grown used to portable Army editions, but soon came the "lascivious and streetwise stories that made steady work for a generation of writers," including potboilers and pin-ups that showed gay and bisexual women they were not alone. Lesbian pulp fiction was published in the s and 60s by many of the same paperback publishing houses that other genres of fiction including westerns, romances, and detective fiction. Among the "virile adventure stories" of lesbian and bisexual women that was often written by men for men, there were "pro-lesbian stories" that were generally written by women.