By night, they world at clubs with names like Diamond Lil's, the Lil' Diamond, and Exclusively Lime Green. Every Thursday, they bowl. In between, when they're not bowling, or dancing, or singing on stage, they kick ass harder than you've seen ass kicked before. And they do it all in silver lame and high heels.
The camp trappings of rubber-monster-heroine-in-heels B-movies meets the optimism and glamour of late-nineties-early-oughts queer lit (thinking I Married an Earthling and Femme's Guide to the Universe) in The Ultra Fabulous Glitter Squadron Saves the World Again. A rotating cast of roller disco queens, strongwomen cat burglers, secret agents and drag kings team up to save the world from horrors with tentacles, alien technology, ancient Egyptian curses, and plain old 'isms and 'ists of the modern world. The love, they battle, they even redeem their villains. It's a fast, funny romp with great costuming and even cocktail recipes from Glitter Squadron member Sapphire, who gossips about her team members between stories.
With the joy and fun that comes along with nineties/oughts queer aesthetics comes a lector emptor: some of the writing around identity feels more of that time period than what a modern reader would expect. The cast is diverse, loving, and quick to rescue those who need it--they're an endearing bunch, and I loved reading their adventures (and would really love to see them as a graphic novel!) I loved it, and can't wait to read The Kissing Booth Girl and Other Stories, A.C. Wise's newest collection.
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