Antonia Crane is the author of the memoir, “Spent” (Barnacle Books, Rare Bird Lit). She is a writing instructor at UCLA, a stripper, sex worker, activist and performer in Los Angeles. She has written for The New York Times, The Believer, The Toast, Playboy, Cosmopolitan, Salon.com, The Rumpus, Electric Literature, DAME, The Establishment, Bustle, The Los Angeles Review, Quartz: The Atlantic Media, Medium.com, Buzzfeed, Lenny Letter and lots of other places. She is a Producer for several episodes of the scripted internet series DRIVEN, and she wrote and produced “Episode Poppy” starring Breeda Wool and Sam Ball.
Her screenplay “The Lusty” (co-written by Transparent director, writer Silas Howard), based on the true story of the exotic dancer’s labor union, is a recipient of the San Francisco Film Society/Kenneth Rainin Foundation Grant in screenwriting. She has appeared on CNN’s This is Life with Lisa Ling and has been interviewed on WTF with Marc Maron and Michael Smerconish on SiriusXM POTUS where he compared dancers to Uber drivers. She is currently making cool shit by and for the sex worker community.
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