An Introduction: Characters – First part
Dawn Davenport: Infamous student, runs away from home when she doesn’t get the cha-cha-heels she wanted as a Christmas present.
She gets pregnant on the run. The child’s father doesn’t feel like giving money to the girl, and Dawn gives birth to Taffy alone in a hotel.
To get money she works in a bar, then as a stripper, then as a prostitute and ends up being a thief.
She enters the Lipstick Beauty Salon, where she meets Gator. They marry.
After splitting up with her husband, the Lipstick’s managers (the Dashers) convince her of working with them in a mysterious glamour and beauty project.
Taffy: Is not allowed to go to school or have friends. She fights to have a regular life.
Her mother ties her to her bed when she doesn’t behave properly.
Dawn thinks she is retarded and tries to convince her, but Taffy is pretty sure of her mental stability.
Concetta: former classmate of Dawn Davenport, she has a parallel pathos. She also was bad at school, works as a prostitute and as a thief and even visits the Lipstick.
Chicklette: same as Concetta. They are always doing the same things.
Gator: before meeting Dawn he lived with his aunt, Ida.
Ida wanted him to be gay. Gator worked at the Lipstick before meeting Dawn for the first time. He gets kicked from home when Dawn gets tired of his stupid sexual games, often involving hammers and carrots.
Ida: Gator’s aunt. She hates Dawn since the day she married Gator. She wanted Gator to be gay, and even prepares some meetings between guys and her nephew. She’s Dawn neighbour, and make each other’s life impossible.
The Dashers: owners of the Lipstick Beauty Salon, they’re elitists and only allow filthy and trashy beauties do their hair in the Salon. Also, thanks to the Lipstick’s monstrous fees they can wear expensive and bizarre make-up and clothes.
They are interested in beauty and propose Dawn to work as a model for a secret beauty project they are planning.
The Lipstick Workers: a strange group of people works regularly at the Beauty Salon. They are practically servants of the Dashers and move under their influence. Apart from that, they don’t do anything else.