Tony DuShane is the author and award winning screenwriter of Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk. The book was published by Soft Skull Press and the film was released in 2018 and is currently streaming on Amazon Prime. He teaches writing at UCLA Extension and his journalism has appeared in Mother Jones, The Los Angeles Times, and San Francisco Chronicle.
UCLA Extension: Novel III starting January 8, 2019
Los Feliz Branch Library: Creative Writing Workshop on January 9, 2019
Stories Books and Cafe, Echo Park on January 16, 2019
Online Fiction Workshop January 21, 2019 – March 14, 2019
Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk is now streaming on Amazon Prime.
Here’s the trailer….
Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk (Soft Skull Press)
“A surprisingly sweet coming-of-age story told through the eyes of a horny, Jehovah-battered, Watchtower-wielding, door-to-door proselytizer.” – Mark Haskell Smith (Blown, Naked At Lunch)
“Addictive, informative, heartbreaking, and utterly satisfying.” – Janet Fitch (White Oleandar, The Revolution of Marina M.)
DuShane’s journalism and essays has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Mother Jones, Penthouse, The Rumpus, The Believer, and other media outlets. He was a music columnist for The San Francisco Chronicle and wrote 100s of articles covering books, film, and music for the newspaper between 2006 – 2015. His radio show and podcast Drinks with Tony ran from 2002 – 2015 and included many guests including Steve Buscemi, Nick Cave, Richard Hell, Chelsea Handler, Miranda July, and more.
Publicity photo by Buck Lewis. Click for hi-res version.