The Leather Daddy and the Femme

by Carol Queen | Gay & Lesbian |
ISBN: 0940208318 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 2/18/2004
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Wednesday, February 18, 2004
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I bought this rather expecting it to be semi-sleazy erotica, but found it (while definitely erotic!) surprisingly interesting and well-written. The main character is Miranda, a young woman who enjoys dressing up as a man and seducing other men - but she doesn't want to be a man, nor is she trying to make fools of the men she picks up, she just likes playing with gender-bending. When she meets a leatherman who is not put off to find that the cute boy he picked up is really a girl, they begin to explore permutations and variations to a truly remarkable degree...

Steamy stuff, definitely not to all tastes [although so many different tastes are represented here that anybody might find a chapter or two of interest!]. The overall mood of the story is one of loving acceptance combined with openness to sexual exploration; it's blessedly angst-free as well, and while that probably - and sadly - makes it unrealistic, as a fantasy it's quite sweet. Er, sweetly kinky, that is!

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, February 26, 2004
Controlled release:

I'm sending this to BCer Jaremeister in New Mexico, in a swap for "News From the Edge: Vampires of Vermont". Hope you enjoy the book!

Journal Entry 3 by wingjarewing from Port Richey, Florida USA on Saturday, February 28, 2004
This came in the mail today, thank you SO much! Can't wait to delve into this twisted world.

From the back cover:

It's another night in San Francisco and Randy (a.k.a. Miranda, when she's not dressed like a boy) has hit the streets looking for trouble. She has an eye for gay men in leathers, and most nights she's too much of a girl for them. But tonight Randy meets her match--Jack, who thinks she's hot no matter who she is.

This is San Francisco's notorious SOMA, a neighborhood colonized by leatherfolk long before the dot-commers came (and left). From dark alleys to tastefully-appointed dungeons, from hotel penthouses to tranny bars, Randy/Miranda explores and embraces her desires--none of them fenced in by anyone else's idea of sex, gender, and/or sexual orientation. With Jack and other denizens of San Francisco's sexual underground, she creates her own alternative vision of family values.


Journal Entry 4 by wingjarewing from Port Richey, Florida USA on Sunday, June 11, 2006
I got a lot more than I had bargained for in this book. It was great! Sure, it was very much erotica, but was also much more than that. Raised some very deep questions about gender identity, sexual orientation, the whole nine yards. Thanks again, GoryDetails, for sharing this with me. Took me long enough to finally get to it, but it was well worth the wait. I know just who to pass this onto next, will be handing off to Gillianne next time I see her!

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