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Lois Lenz, Lesbian Secretary

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High school cheerleader Lois Lenz is torn between make-out sessions with her best friend and a future that includes the local junior college and marriage. Then her new guidance counselor sets her up with a job at a mysterious Bay City ad agency. In Monica Nolan’s send-up of 1950s lesbian pulp novels — there’s even evil reefer! — Lois discovers lesbian secrets and Communist conspiracies. Will Lois succeed as a secretary and find true love? Or will Communists destroy her chances for happiness? Nolan squeezes her kicky premise for plenty of juice, leaving the pulp in Lois Lenz, Lesbian Secretary, deliciously intact. A-