Rent Girl

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Last Gasp, 2004 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 239 pages
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Rent Girl is the illustrated saga of one broke baby dyke trying to make a buck in the surreal world of the sex industry. Avoiding the stereotypes of prostitute as victim or superhero, Tea instead explores the complicated occupation in all its nuances - absurd, somber, hilarious, disturbing. When Michelle, a young Boston baby dyke, needs money, her adventuresome girlfriend suggests taking up a secretive career in the world of escort services. Her misadventures through her years in the sex trade are at times, humorous, tantalizing, and heartbreaking. Constantly struggling between the worlds of poverty and prostitution, Michelle must make the eventual decision to stay in the business with its financial freedoms or quit for spiritual serenity.

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User Review  - centersexculture - LibraryThing

Published by Last Gasp of San Francisco, CA; donated by T.McCarthy; Words by Michelle Tea, a well known writer/contributor/autobiographer in the Bay Area. Most of her work touches on sex work ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rachel Cassandra - Goodreads

not quite a graphic novel, but there are beautiful illustrations on every page Read full review

About the author (2004)

Michelle Tea is the author of four memoirs, one novel, a collection of poetry and a Young Adult Fantasy series. She is the creator and editor of Mutha Magazine, and blogs regularly about her attempts to get pregnant on She is founder and Artistic Director of RADAR Productions, a literary organization that produces monthly reading series, the international Sister Spit performance tour, the Sister Spit Books imprint on City Lights, and other events. She lives in San Francisco with her partner Dashiell and their dog, Charlie.

Laurenn McCubbin is the author and illustrator of the Xeric Award Winning "XXXLiveNudeGirls and "XXXLNG: Pretty Like A Princess (with Nikki Coffman); and the Creative Director of "Kitchen Sink. Her work appears widely, from "On Our Backs to the "New York Times.

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