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Pointblank Times, January 1978 - February 1978 - Page 19. January 1978 - February 1978. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. January 31, 2015. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/4005/show/3990.

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Title Pointblank Times, January 1978 - February 1978
Date January 1978 - February 1978
Description Vol. 4 No. 1
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  • Women--Texas--Periodicals
  • Women--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Lesbianism--United States--Periodicals
  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
  • Lesbians--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
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Transcript BOOK REVIEW LOVE IMAGE by ValerieTaylor Love Image, by Valerie Taylor, is a story I loved to read although I couldnTt figure out why. There are more than enough worn-out, tired old cliche's in this tale of a beautiful young movie star who discovers a.) her lesbianism; b.) her true love; and c.) their escape route to happiness-ever-after on a farm in Kansas, all by age seventeen. I'm not saying that realism is a necessity, or that these situations never occur, but all that romantical fantasy-fulfillment did catch me a bit off guard. Maybe that's why it was so nice to read. For once, we had a "happy ending" with a minimum of suffering and it was, truth to tell, refreshing. Unfortunately, the author couldn't avoid including some very depressing stereotypical situations. For instance, Anne (the girl) discovers her lesbianism after a traumatic rape by her lecherous old (male) director. That made me very sad, because I wished she could have confirmed her natural preference for women on a positive note. However, the men in the book (except for the gay ones) are exemplified by this drooling, lascivious debaucher of young girls who would probably make Marabel Morgan reconsider. This approach based something very positive (her lesbianism) on something very negative (her rape). Then Anne stereotypically proceeds to be brought out by a cynically knowledgeable older woman-of-the-world, thence heading for the bars to be instantly picked up by Gene, the first woman to buy her a coke. These two experiences are enough to convince her she's ready to settle down, so naturally, Beth is there, and Kansas is only a step away. Now, after all of this negative feedback, I must say that the book was great. It was like the progress of a really fine daydream. Considering that enough people are documenting how depressing it is to be a lesbian these days, it feels fine when a happy fantasy like this one comes along. So what if it hasn't happened to you. nothing wrong with dreaming. There's -Melanie Love Image, Valerie Taylor. The Naiad Press, Inc. 1977 January/February 1978 180 pp. $4.50 19