When her family rejects her after the birth of her mixed-race daughter, DeLuce creates a new family in the tumultuous post-Stonewall days of Los Angeles and San Francisco. Her new family includes Divine, the Cockettes, assorted bad boys on Venice Beach, and her loving gay "husbands." Along the way she meets John Waters, Edie Massey, Rip Taylor, and Joan Rivers; is crowned "Miss Alternative L.A."; and wins the "1.98 Beauty Show." Through tears and glitter, DeLuce survives her bitter family estrangements only to face the pain of the AIDS crisis first hand. Dolores DeLuce had been a performer since 1970. Currently she lives in Venice Beach and is involved with Queer Wise, an LGBTI senior writer's collective.