Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016)

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The story behind literary persona JT LeRoy, the fictional writer created by American author Laura Albert.


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Jeff Feuerzeig

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Jeff Feuerzeig

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23 April 2016 | edwin-134
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| Will the real JT Leroy please stand up. Now take a bow. Or curtsy. Or whatever.
Just saw this brilliantly directed film at the San Francisco International Film Festival. The packed theater went bonkers.

Author: The JT Leroy Story, directed by Jeff Feuerzeig, is inventive, mysterious, mesmerizing and about a dozen other superlatives.

And if you think you know the story of JT Leroy, you have another think coming.

You might say, what Samuel Clemens is to Mark Twain, author Laura Albert is to JT Leroy. Except Mr. Clemens and Mr. Twain aren't nearly as jaw-dropping provocative.

It's one of those "must-see-to-believe, one-of-a-kind" kind of films that has Oscar written all over it. From top to bottom, beginning to end.

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