Author: The JT LeRoy Story
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Uncover the fascinating truth behind wunderkind JT LeRoy, whose tough, sordid memoirs about life as a teenage male hustler captivated the literary world—until it was revealed that he was the fictional creation 40-year-old San Francisco former phone-sex operator turned housewife, Laura Albert.
In this wildly entertaining stranger-than-fiction documentary, director Jeff Feuerzeig (The Devil and Daniel Johnson) takes us down the rabbit hole to explore how Laura Albert breathed not only words, but life, into her avatar. Albert’s epic and entertaining account plunges us into a glittery world of rock shows, fashion events, and the Cannes red carpet where LeRoy becomes a mysterious sensation. As she recounts this astonishing odyssey, Albert also reveals that channeling her brilliant fiction through another identity was her only possible path to self-expression.
- Director: Jeff Feuerzeig
- Country: USA
- Year: 2016
- Running Time: 110 minutes
- Language: English