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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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... Herself
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... Herself (archive footage)
Stephen Beachy ... Himself (archive sound)
Bruce Benderson ... Himself
... Himself (archive footage)
Arthur Bradford ... Himself (archive footage)
Dennis Cooper ... Himself
... Himself (archive footage)
Panio Gianopoulos ... Himself
... Herself (archive footage)
Mary Karr ... Herself (archive footage)
Geoffrey Knoop ... Himself (archive footage)
Savannah Knoop ... Herself
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... 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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$23,413, 11 September 2016, Limited Release

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$85,622, 23 October 2016
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With Or Without You
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Distracting
1 February 2017 | by See 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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