Author: The JT LeRoy Story

2016, Documentary/Biography, 1h 50m

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Author: The JT LeRoy Story serves as a worthy primer on its fascinating subject as well as an insightful look at the ever-evolving nature of modern celebrity. Read critic reviews

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Author Laura Albert writes novels under the literary persona JT LeRoy and creates a tragic back story of his life.

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  • Dec 07, 2016
    Laura Albert never seems like the type of person capable of such a far reaching deception, especially since none of what she did was malicious or some Andy Kaufman-esque prank. A unspoken thesis in the documentary seems to be that narrative, not truth, is what moves the public. So many people wanted JT LeRoy to be real that they ignored their better judgement.
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  • Oct 27, 2016
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