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The Femme Mystique - Leslea Newman

The Femme Mystique

By: Leslea Newman (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st December 1995
ISBN: 9781555832551
Number Of Pages: 319

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A celebration of the sensuality and sexuality of lesbian femmes.

Introduction: I Enjoy Being a Girlp. 11
Not What You Might Expectp. 17
Femme in Your Facep. 19
Words from Feminine Ass: One Femme's Storyp. 26
Portrait of a Femme: Dr. Marjorie J. Hillp. 29
I Am Not a Straight Girlp. 30
Supercolliding over a Twinkie: Angry Musings from a Femme in the Deep Southp. 33
Femme Attackp. 36
Country Girlp. 38
Born-Again Femmep. 41
The Way the Cookie Crumblesp. 45
Femme: Very Queer Indeedp. 50
In the Shadows of Love: The Letterp. 57
For Charlie on the Eve of Our Weddingp. 60
Lesbian Weddingsp. 63
Love Writes a Letterp. 64
Uncovering a Femmep. 67
The Invitationp. 69
Femme '93: A Femme-Butch Encounter of the Tender Kindp. 70
Ruby Redp. 76
Radical Femmep. 80
Excerpts from the (Unpublished) Sexual Autobiography of a 27-Year-Old Femme Topp. 82
Iron Fist in a Velvet Glove: Toward an Aggressive Femme Philosophyp. 86
Femme Fatalep. 89
Stand by Your Manp. 90
Born Femmep. 95
Bombshellp. 99
Femme Braceletp. 105
Dyke on Heelsp. 109
How to Dress Like a Femmy Dykep. 110
Femme in Hatp. 111
Victoria's Secretp. 112
Black Slipp. 114
A Femme Shops till Her Butch Dropsp. 116
I Bought a New Redp. 119
Night on the Townp. 121
Underneath It Allp. 122
Bloomingp. 123
The Dressp. 124
Workoutp. 127
Femmes' Day Outp. 128
A Latina Combat Femme, Her Shoes, and Her Ensuing Cultural Identityp. 133
Maria and Margarita at Play in Miami Beachp. 135
Shopping for a Femme Definitionp. 136
How to Tell If You're a Femme: An Easy Quizp. 143
Black Lace and Red Satinp. 145
Ode to the Femme Mystiquep. 148
The Care and Feeding of a Femmep. 150
Women Who Make My Knees Weakp. 153
Sincerely, Poppa Butchp. 159
Pearlsp. 160
Amorp. 161
Always a Cheerleader, Never a Ballplayerp. 164
Femme Moment of Truthp. 169
Plain or Peanut?p. 173
French Fries and Fingernail Polishp. 179
Stalking the Wild Femmep. 185
Tristan and Audreyp. 188
Jennifer's Giftp. 189
Lipstockp. 193
Lipsp. 195
My Bed of Rosesp. 197
Lipstickp. 198
Lipstick and Lacep. 201
The Ritualp. 202
Downstairs in the Ladies' Roomp. 205
Don't Call Me Lipstick Lesbianp. 208
It's a Bitch Being Butchp. 209
You Think You're the Butchp. 211
Let Me Be the Femmep. 213
and all she ever wantedp. 216
A Femme in Butch Clothingp. 217
A Butch in Femme Clothing: Portrait of Kitty Tsuip. 220
Femme?p. 221
Reflections of a Young Femme Dykep. 225
Terminally Femmep. 228
Confessions of a Young Femmep. 231
Sweet Layers of Femme Cream: Bottom to Topp. 233
Creamy Femme: Portrait of Constance Clarep. 234
Femme in Progressp. 235
Embracing the Inner Femmep. 239
My Shayneh Maideleh: Portrait of Leslea Newmanp. 241
The Secret Life of a Jewish Femmep. 242
Femme Poem #1p. 243
Her Presentp. 246
Feeling Feminine: Femmedykep. 248
One Femme's Dreams and Aspirationsp. 253
But I Like to Wear Dressesp. 259
Skirting the Issuep. 263
Leading Looksp. 266
Being Femme Meansp. 271
FemmeDaMentalsp. 273
Being Femmep. 275
Podsnappery: Twisting through My Femme Identityp. 277
Safe Sex: Latex and Lacep. 281
A Kindred Spiritp. 282
Femme at Heartp. 285
Coming Out, Femme-Stylep. 290
My Sister, My Blood, My Femme Lesbian Bodyp. 295
Stop Me before I Bake Againp. 300
Queen Femmep. 303
High Femmep. 307
Femme Is ... (A Flirtation)p. 308
About the Contributorsp. 311
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781555832551
ISBN-10: 1555832555
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 319
Published: 1st December 1995
Publisher: Alyson Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.39