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Lost Girls, begun in 1991 and finished in 2006, is Alan Moore's Rule 34 Graphic Novel Crack Fic about characters from Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, drawn by Melinda Gebbie. Set in 1913 to 1914, it concerns the meeting of three women in an Austrian hotel: Lady Alice Fairchild, Dorothy Gale, and Wendy Potter. They quickly become lovers, relating to each other their adolescent sexual awakenings and histories of abuse. They cocoon themselves inside the hotel with the other patrons, engaging in drug-fueled orgies as the outside world erupts into war.
The series contains many references to events and culture of the era. Critical reception upon its release was largely positive, though many were concerned about the portrayal of teenagers and very small children engaged in sexual activity. There was also a copyright dispute in the UK over the character of Wendy.If you are looking for the novella by Jane Yolen, see Lost Girls. If you are looking for the television series, see Lost Girl.
- A Date with Rosie Palms
- Anything That Moves: Everybody!
- Art Shift: The style varies greatly from chapter to chapter; the flashbacks of the women's past, especially, each have their distinctive looks.
- Author Appeal: Porn and Victorian literature.
- Black and Gray Morality: Mostly gray but Mrs. Redman and the Captain are definitely portrayed as bad.
- Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Alice is the blonde (well, white, but she was blonde as a girl), Wendy the brunette, and Dorothy the redhead.
- Creator Couple: Sort of. Moore and Gebbie married after completing it.
- Deconstruction Crossover
- Dysfunction Junction
- The Edwardian Era
- Everyone Is Bi
- Fan Disservice/Fetish Fuel
- Grimmification: The flashbacks to each of the women's childhood.
- Guilty Pleasures
- Hotter and Sexier
- The Immodest Orgasm: During the premiere of The Rite of Spring.
- Incest Is Relative: Dorothy with her father, Peter with his sister, Wendy with her brothers.
- It's Not Porn, It's Art: Inverted. Moore describes this as pornography, while critics hailed it for its artistic vision.
- Lolicon: Alan Moore mentioned in an interview that he doesn't know why people got so worked up about the teen sex. He mentions that when he had his first time, he was seventeen... and was embarrassed because he thought he was late in the game. He also pointed out that teen sex is hardly uncommon in Real Life.
- May-December Romance: Dorothy is in her twenties, Wendy her thirties, Alice her sixties.
- Mood Whiplash
- Plot With Porn: Or maybe "Porn with Plot"?
- Rape as Drama
- Screw the War, We're Partying
- Shaggy Dog Story
- Viewers Are Geniuses