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JT LeRoy (2018)

Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy (original title)
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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.

Director:

Justin Kelly

Writers:

Justin Kelly, Savannah Knoop (memoir) | 1 more credit »
1 nomination. See more awards »

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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

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

James Franco was originally cast to play Geoffrey Knoop. 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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Laura: You're as much a part of JT as me.
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Interesting, but not particularly engaging
13 April 2020 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

The story is interesting, but the film is not particularly engaging. Laura Dern is great in the film, as usual. The rest is pretty bland, and does not leave a lasting impression.


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Language:

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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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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$205
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