“Before seeing Desert Ensemble Theatre’s production of The Beebo Brinker Chronicles, I was not really aware of the lesbian pulp-fiction literary genre. During the 1950s and ’60s, there were apparently two categories of these books: those written by straight men to titillate other straight men, and those written by women for frustrated housewives who dared not admit they were gay.

The Beebo Brinker Chronicles, written by Kate Moira Ryan and Linda S. Chapman, is based on the works of prolific author Ann Bannon (a pseudonym for Ann Weldy), who became known as “the queen of lesbian pulp fiction.” Bannon was in the DET audience opening night and provided some fascinating pre-show commentary…”

[Read the full review at cvindependent.com]