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

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Jeff Feuerzeig

Writer:

Jeff Feuerzeig
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Credited cast:
Laura Albert ... Self
Bruce Benderson Bruce Benderson ... Self
Terrence Owens Terrence Owens ... Self
Ira Silverberg Ira Silverberg ... Self
Dennis Cooper Dennis Cooper ... Self
Panio Gianopoulos Panio Gianopoulos ... Self
Savannah Knoop ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Asia Argento ... Self (archive footage)
Stephen Beachy Stephen Beachy ... Self (archive sound)
Bono ... Self (archive footage)
Arthur Bradford Arthur Bradford ... Self (archive footage)
Billy Corgan ... Self (archive footage)
Debbie Harry ... Self (archive footage)
Mary Karr Mary Karr ... Self (archive footage)
Geoffrey Knoop Geoffrey Knoop ... Self (archive footage)
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The story behind literary persona JT LeRoy, the fictional writer created by American author Laura Albert.

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Never judge an author by her cover. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, sexual content, some drug material and violent images | See all certifications »
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Disarm
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Written by Billy Corgan
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Distracting
1 February 2017 | by gallivantaSee all my reviews

The subject of the film was very interesting but I became increasingly annoyed by the directors showing off. "I felt I was underwater' cut to footage shot underwater. 'I felt I was in a movie', cut to footage imitating a b movie, the director felt the need to underline everything as if the viewer could not imagine for themselves. Words were repeatedly scrawled over the image accompanied by an effect, OK for a while but it repeatedly became a stylistic tic. Tiresome. A shame because the subject was fascinating, It would have been better if the animations were in ironic counterpoint not simply illustrative. There were also many, many shots of telephones.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

29 July 2016 (UK) See more »

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Author: The JT LeRoy Story See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,413, 11 September 2016

Gross USA:

$85,999

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$99,708
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Color | Black and White (some scenes)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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