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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Laura Albert ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Asia Argento ... Herself (archive footage)
Stephen Beachy Stephen Beachy ... Himself (archive sound)
Bruce Benderson Bruce Benderson ... Himself
Bono ... Himself (archive footage)
Arthur Bradford Arthur Bradford ... Himself (archive footage)
Dennis Cooper Dennis Cooper ... Himself
Billy Corgan ... Himself (archive footage)
Panio Gianopoulos Panio Gianopoulos ... Himself
Debbie Harry ... Herself (archive footage)
Mary Karr Mary Karr ... Herself (archive footage)
Geoffrey Knoop Geoffrey Knoop ... Himself (archive footage)
Savannah Knoop ... Herself
Courtney Love ... Herself (archive sound)
David Milch ... Himself (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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Rated R for language throughout, sexual content, some drug material and violent images | See all certifications »
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USA

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English | German

Release Date:

29 July 2016 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Author: La mentira de JT LeRoy See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,413, 11 September 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$85,622, 23 October 2016
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1.85 : 1
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Who is the creator and who is the creation?
18 August 2018 | by thegingoSee all my reviews

The cat is out of the bag. We finally meet the woman behind the creation of literary genius JT Leroy. This movie delves into the truth of Laura Albert, and it is surprising. She didn't intend to hurt people, but her creation, JT Leroy went from nom de plume to real life boy. And now we hear from Laura herself, apologetic yet unabashed. She reveals the behind the scenes of the New York Bestselling author that swept through the publishing world and became a well known, all while Laura watched from the sidelines watching the praise and acknowledgement get showered on her creation. But it all came crashing down and here we have the aftermath. This movie is fascinating and candid. The emotions are real. This is an important documentary that touches on things like identity, acceptance, betrayal, and finally the unmasking of the true genius behind the books, and the creation of JT Leroy.


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