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The Cult of JT LeRoy (2014)

JT LeRoy was a teen prostitute, addicted to heroin and infected with HIV, when a therapist encouraged him to write his life stories. Buoyed by a cadre of celebrities, he published three ... See full summary »

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Marjorie Sturm
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Asia Argento ... Self
Beth Bachtold Beth Bachtold ... Self
Stephen Beachy Stephen Beachy ... Self
Bruce Benderson Bruce Benderson ... Self
Lilly Bright Lilly Bright ... Self
Dennis Cooper Dennis Cooper ... Self
Henry Dunow Henry Dunow ... Self
Steve English Steve English ... Self
Panio Gianopoulos Panio Gianopoulos ... Self
Deb Hiett ... Voice actress
Geoffrey Knoop Geoffrey Knoop ... Self
John Knoop John Knoop ... Self
Savannah Knoop ... Self
Jeffrey Kusama-Hinte ... Self
Matty Lee Matty Lee ... Self
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JT LeRoy was a teen prostitute, addicted to heroin and infected with HIV, when a therapist encouraged him to write his life stories. Buoyed by a cadre of celebrities, he published three critically acclaimed books. His death in 2006 left his fans and supporters bewildered, angry, and betrayed. Others saw his fate coming. Written by Anonymous

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Hilarious infamy!
14 April 2017 | by famefutaccountingSee all my reviews

A literary hoax that picked up extraordinary steam before imploding is charted in "The Cult of JT LeRoy." Having begun filming the subject in 2002, and with a background in social work uniquely congruent with "his" background claims, Marjorie Sturm draws on a rich array of material to assemble a first documentary feature that's fascinating on numerous levels.


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