Sugar plum fairy came and hit the streets
Looking for soul food and a place to eat
Went to the Apollo, you should have seen him go go go - they said:
Hey Sugar, take a walk on the wild side,
Said hey honey, take a walk on the wild side.

-Lou Reed

Dorothy Dean was a 5 foot tall acerbic, elegant black woman who came into the Factory orbit in 1965, via the Harvard circle, and worked as a bouncer at Max’s Kansas City a few years later. She appeared in several Factory films, including My Hustler, and Afternoon. Dorothy was very slight with harlequin glasses, and her purse was half the size she was. She had worked for several magazines, but she drank too much and was incredibly bitchy as the legend goes. Her obsession was with gay men. She had this one man who she was completely in love with. She used to call him the Sugar Plum Fairy. Lou Reed refers to him in his song, Take a Walk on the Wild Side. She was often found in leather bars in the West Village in pursuit of the Sugar Plum Fairy. That was her love until Lou Reed became the focus of her life.