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JT LeRoy (2018)

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A young woman named Savannah Knoop spends six years pretending to be the celebrated author JT LeRoy, the made-up literary persona of her sister-in-law.

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Justin Kelly

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Justin Kelly, Savannah Knoop (memoir) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristen Stewart ... Savannah
Laura Dern ... Laura
Jim Sturgess ... Geoff
Diane Kruger ... Eva
Kelvin Harrison Jr. ... Sean
James Jagger ... Ben
Courtney Love ... Sasha
David Lawrence Brown ... Bruce (as Dave Brown)
Alicia Johnston ... Isabelle
Eric Plamondon Eric Plamondon ... Gaspard
Craig Haas ... Ennio
Adam Hurtig ... Darren
Will Woytowich ... Cassian
Bobby Robidoux Bobby Robidoux ... Elliot
Sarah Constible ... Bookstore Manager
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A young woman named Savannah Knoop spends six years pretending to be the celebrated author JT LeRoy, the made-up literary persona of her sister-in-law.

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Based on the incredible true lie

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Biography | Drama

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Rated R for language throughout, sexual content and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

12 August 2019 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

JT LeRoy See more »

Filming Locations:

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada See more »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The film adaptation of JT LeRoy's novel is actually The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (2004). The character of Eva, played by Diane Kruger in the film, is based upon actress Asia Argento. See more »

Goofs

In multiple shots, the Bay Bridge can be seen illuminated with artist Leo Villareal's installation "The Bay Lights". This installation was installed early January 2013 and opened officially March 2013. The film is set in the late 1990s/early 2000s and as such the work would not have been installed on the bridge. See more »

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One Great Actor, One Very Much Not!
6 May 2019 | by davidsaskSee all my reviews

This was an interesting true story was not aware of until trailer on someone's blog. I knew nothing of it beforehand so that was nice as very much pop culture person. Now back to my review title. Laura Dern is great as in almost every role acted in. Kristen Stewart like most strong opinion not a good actor. If JT was played by different actor I think this would be better movie overall. Kristen is same in every role, enough said! Give it a look see just to know how crazy this true story is! 5/10


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