Author: The JT LeRoy Story Reviews

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December 6, 2016
Regardless of how you feel coming away from Feuerzeig's controversial new film, you'll be hard pressed to forget Albert's impressively articulated story anytime soon.
November 22, 2016
It's a barnstorming exposé that puts all other documentaries released this year to shame.
October 5, 2016
Albert provides so much incredible primary-source material to support her wild tale of success and scorn, one might suppose she's been preparing all her life for such a documentary to be made.
October 2, 2016
By no means a balanced presentation of l'affaire LeRoy, much less an indictment of Laura Albert. But it nonetheless assembles a large amount of fascinating material...even if it sidesteps the issue of ultimate narrative reliability.
September 29, 2016
In Author: The JT LeRoy Story, we see the elaborate (and possibly meta-artistic) plot Albert used to fashion her own fame out of whole cloth.
September 27, 2016
It's a sordid tale, and Albert is not an especially sympathetic or reliable narrator. But the film is hugely entertaining (Splice Today)
September 22, 2016
Serves up a juicy cautionary tale about the machinery of idol worship.
September 22, 2016
It succeeds for the questions it asks, not the ones it cheaply answers.
September 22, 2016
For all the wild things JT LeRoy wrote in his best-selling novels and short stories, nothing tops how JT came into existence -- a story director Jeff Feuerzeig captures with energetic wit in Author: The JT LeRoy Story.
September 21, 2016
While Feuerzeig makes good visual and narrative use of the world's adulation and outrage over LeRoy and his eventual outing, all those fireworks are exploded solely to illuminate [the real subject, Laura] Albert.
September 19, 2016
Feuerzeig's flashy narrative antics reduce a serious and substantial story to mere snippets of information.
September 18, 2016
A portrait of this level of deception, self-deception, of creative pathology, of narcissists giddily getting taken for a ride, is a rich and necessary one.
September 17, 2016
This, Albert's voice, is what separates this piece from reports from other publications - those minute details spoken with such a nostalgic, heartfelt cadence, being revisited in the present, never spoken on screen beforehand.
September 16, 2016
Quite useful to watch and discuss.
September 16, 2016
It's about the identity politics that allowed Leroy to come to be in the first place -- about whether the literary talent for which Leroy was lauded could so quickly have been dismissed had it been taken on its own merits.
September 16, 2016
Author: The JT LeRoy Story excels when it presents the facts ... but it fails to find or even look for any answers that would explain or contextualize that story.
September 15, 2016
By turns fascinating and unseemly.
September 15, 2016
This documentary is well crafted but suffers from a deeply unsympathetic protagonist.
September 15, 2016
A fascinating doc about a fascinating occurrence.
September 15, 2016
This documentary itself is a whirlwind of deceit, switching tenses at will, as if to legitimize Albert's particular delusions, still enjoying her game and the cultural myths to which liberals are susceptible.
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