Joe Orton | Literature Criticism Critical Review by William Hutchings

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Critical Review by William Hutchings

SOURCE: Hutchings, William. Review of Between Us Girls, by Joe Orton. World Literature Today 74, no. 1 (winter 2000): 160.

In the following review, Hutchings says that Between Us Girls is noteworthy only as a minor addition to Orton's body of work.

Written in 1957 and now published for the first time over thirty years after the author's death, Between Us Girls is the first novel that Joe Orton wrote independently of his mentor, lover, and eventual murderer Kenneth Halliwell. Its three-part picaresque plot parodies the familiar chorus-girl-to-movie-star story line of countless film and stage extravaganzas; its narrator, Susan Hope, begins in the chorus of London's Rainier Revuebar, is transported through the White Slave Trade to a brothel in Mareposa, Mexico, soon escapes from there, and establishes herself in Hollywood, where eventually (of course) she becomes a star.

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