My interest in it was motivated by noticing the number of contemporary lesbian novels and story collections structured on gothic motifs in the lesbian section of the Silver Moon Bookshop in London. Silver Moon Bookshop was one of the most prominent of the bookshops that sprang up in the s and s in the United Kingdom in the wake of the feminist movement. Sadly now, like other such bookshops, it has been forced to close due to the recession and the rise of commercial chains. Gothic fantasy is one form that attracted them. Novels and stories of this kind, while differing in narrative line, have featured in common. They all employ gothic motifs and imagery as a vehicle to represent and explore lesbian sexuality and experience.
Transgressive Fictions In Lesbian Gothic Literature
Proceed with caution. I knew I would love Runaways before I ever saw the pilot episode. A ragtag group of teens with various skills and powers working together to stop their evil parents? Yes, please. But I had no idea how deeply into my heart these kids would burrow, nor did I know that within it I would find one of my favorite queer love stories of all time. This is from this season but also their first kiss is also the BEST.