Beginning in the mid-'80s, long before creating the pivotal work Fun Home, Alison Bechdel began chronicling the lives and loves of a group of lesbians in a groundbreaking comic strip. Distributed mostly to gay newspapers around the country, Dykes to Watch Out For became a sensation. It can be described as a soap opera, but it's more reality-based than that. In fact, it's about as true to life as a comic can get, although it's decidedly fiction.
Dykes to Watch Out For centers around Mo, a delightfully funny and painfully observan