"A Roll in the Hay" is just one of the skits that make up Lesbian Pulp-O-Rama, and DeLicker is just one of its nympho lesbian stars. The play is based on pulp novels of the 1950s and '60s -- a genre that includes titles like 1967's Part-time Lez ("A part-time Lesbian. A full-time nympho. And a dyed-in-the-wool rebel!") and This Side of Love ("How could a bitch-kitten like Toni hold Val in thrall?"). Four of the show's six cast members came up with the idea for the play when they were flipping through a novelty address book that was filled with excerpts from these novels. "One of us said, 'This would make great theater!'" says the show's co-creator, Beatrice Terry.
Described by Terry as "a sexy, campy musical comic romp," Lesbian Pulp-O-Rama comes to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts (201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale) this week. A "dyke balladeer" serves as narrator throughout the play, using song to link its four vignettes. In the piece "Reformatory Girls," schoolgirls Cindy, Sandy, Mandy, and Judy discover that they have a more-than-scholarly interest in one another. "Lesbo Beach Party" features the femme DeeDee and goody-goody Frankie encountering a rich local butch named Dean. Other characters include Vonda, the German dominatrix, and Sondra Stingray, whom Terry describes as "a hard-boiled film noir detective; butch with a twist."