There appears to be a growing interest in the subject of prostitution and the Internet to the extent that the new movie on The Lifetime Channel entitled “The Craigslist Killer” is generating a tremendous buzz on the social media circuits.
I actually got the news on Facebook regarding the movie via a link to an article written by an ex sex worker/grade school teacher turned writer named Melissa Petro who is now an Internet celebrity who contributes to a growing list of popular online publications including The Huffington Post.
Melissa Petro is a researcher, writer, educator, feminist and former
sex worker, published in Research for Sex Work and Sex Work Matters: Power and Intimacy in the Sex Industry (Zed Books) as well as in Hos, Hookers, Call Girls and Rent Boys: Professionals Writing on Love, Sex, Money and Work (Soft Skull). Her work appears online at Post Road, The Nervous Breakdown, Whiskey Dregs and TheRumpus.net.