Author The JT LeRoy Story (2016)

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  • Director

    Jeff Feuerzeig

  • Country

    USA

  • Year

    2016

  • Genre

    Documentary

  • Type

    Film

  • Category

    Non Fiction

Synopsis

Documentary about the literary persona JT LeRoy who achieved celebrity and acclaim as an author in the 1990s with a series of novels and short stories that explored his troubled childhood. But in October 2005, it was revealed that LeRoy didn’t actually exist and that his persona was created by 40-year-old San Francisco based writer Laura Albert.

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