A small town girl leaves her troubled family and starts stripping — which introduces her to a community that keeps her sober and saves her life — but a roller-coaster lifestyle ensues. She gets drugged, does enema shows, and unionizes the club. When she tries to quit and go to graduate school, her mother is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Broke and broken, she returns to sex work, which leads to her arrest and a new resilience. Spent is a memoir about a woman’s journey through the sex industry, but it’s also a story of family, community, and the constant struggle against loneliness.
Join us for a magical night of erotic readings, music and mayhem on the rooftop of Ace Hotel, Downtown Los Angeles.
Stuart Schuffman (aka Broke-Ass Stuart)
Wendy C. Ortiz
Special guest reader: Antonia Crane, Author of Spent: A Memoir.
Special musical guest: Sonia Rao & Angelina Moysov of Persephone's Bees.
Mistress of Ceremonies: Jenn Stokes of Moonlighting SF
Curated by: Jennifer Lewis and Veronica Christina
Featured Artists: Celine Guillou, Kana Manglapus, Gabrielle Revere Photographer, DUSER and more.
DJ stylings: Duserock