Author: The JT LeRoy Story Reviews

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November 20, 2017
The film touches on the line between poetic license and deceit, as well as the glittering promise of reinvention and fame.
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 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
Feuerzeig lets us put together the puzzle pieces of Albert's story. The film's final five minutes - a punch to the heart - make it all clear.
September 15, 2016
Fascinating but frustratingly murky ...
September 9, 2016
Do the widely-praised writings of LeRoy become less praiseworthy when you know they were crafted under false pretenses? It's a question worth chewing on even if the film asking it stacks the deck.
September 9, 2016
One of most the sharply crafted and enthralling documentaries in recent memory.
September 8, 2016
A fascinating peek into one of the wildest literary scandals in recent years and the bizarre nature of celebrity relationships.
September 8, 2016
A wild trip with a highly unreliable narrator.
September 8, 2016
There is such a thing as a passionate, headlong phony, and you'll meet her in Author: The JT LeRoy Story.
September 8, 2016
Queasily absorbing ...
September 8, 2016
Even for those who don't regard the notion of perfect objectivity with the wariness it deserves, there are compensatory insights in this movie's unapologetic fascination with its subject.
September 7, 2016
The film effectively explores nature of identity, celebrity, and the creative process in a way that is satisfying, even if many of the questions it raises don't go entirely answered.
September 7, 2016
Rather than a conventional inquiry into the circumstances and personalities that contributed to Albert's deception, Feuerzeig allows her to tell her own story, eschewing most other sources involved in her professional debut.
September 7, 2016
Even when the film fails to ask so many of the questions its narrative begs, Author is still a tricky, fascinating look at the strange nexus of art, artifice, and the intoxicating cult of celebrity.
September 7, 2016
Working in the film's favor is that the JT saga remains relevant today, in this age of Internet alter egos, blurred-reality shows and our continued obsession with fame and celebrity.
September 6, 2016
Never is Albert confronted with the ramifications of her falsely hijacking a fatal disease, a sexual identity or a social strata that was alien to her.
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