The search for physical closeness is full of pitfalls. Moreover, when two women want to get closer, it is often necessary to reveal one’s identity. Men play the role of mediators and surrogate mothers here. The protagonist is caught in the tension between the heterosexual and the homosexual, between the fear of being exposed and the imminent, inevitable apotheosis of revealing her innermost self. More than with the environment, she has to struggle with herself. When she sets out to win over her chosen one, she wears lipstick, her war paint.