Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016)
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Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016)

Genre
Documentary
Release Date
September 09, 2016
Studio
Magnolia Pictures
Official Site
http://www.jtleroystory.com/
Genre
Documentary
Release Date
September 09, 2016
MPAA Rating
R
Duration
110 minute(s)
Production Budget
-
Studio
Magnolia Pictures
Official Site
http://www.jtleroystory.com/
Director
Jeff Feuerzeig
Producer
Jim Czarnecki, Danny Gabai, Brett Ratner, Molly Thompson
Screenwriter
Jeff Feuerzeig
Starring
  • Laura Albert
  • Winona Ryder as Gemma
  • Bruce Benderson
  • Panio Gianopoulos
  • Dennis Cooper
  • Ira Silverberg

In 2006, The New York Times sent shockwaves through the literary world when it unmasked "it boy" wunderkind JT LeRoy, whose tough prose about a sordid childhood had captivated icons and luminaries internationally. It turned out LeRoy didn't actually exist. He was the creative expression of 40-year-old San Francisco former phone-sex operator turned housewife, Laura Albert.

From the director of The Devil and Daniel Johnston, "Author: The JT LeRoy Story" takes us down the infinitely fascinating rabbit hole of how Laura Albert-like a Cyrano de Bergerac on steroids-breathed not only words, but life, into her avatar for a decade. Her epic and entertaining account plunges us into a glittery world of rock shows and fashion events, ultimately revealing that channeling her brilliant fiction through another identity was the only possible path to self-expression.