The Cult of JT LeRoy Reviews

December 8, 2016
Sturm draws on a rich array of material to assemble a first documentary feature that's fascinating on numerous levels.
January 1, 2016
Sturm's The Cult of JT LeRoy offers a sober yet somewhat punch-drunk reminder of what it felt like when the local literary wunderkind with a disturbingly tragic past was shown to possess an even more disturbingly tragic future.
August 25, 2015
It will leave you wondering how deeply what you know is conditioned by what you want to know.
March 13, 2015
Sturm is an efficient storyteller, and she has assembled a cast of informative, engaging interviewees -- writers, agents, filmmakers -- whose stories convincingly bear out her view of Albert as a con artist who preyed on people's emotions.
December 22, 2014
The story of JT LeRoy, a wunderkind writer who proved to be a hoax persona fashioned by Laura Albert, capitalized on [America's] need to weep and, simultaneously, encapsulated the trend.