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AUTHOR: THE JT LEROY STORY

Dir: Jeff Feuerzeig
United States / 2016 / 110mins

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Date: Fri 29 Jul 2016 - Thu 11 Aug 2016
Price: £9 (£7 concessions)
There are currently no screenings of this film.

★★★★★ "The most gripping and fascinating documentary of the year” - Front Row Reviews

★★★★ "Vivid and engaging, it’s impossible not to be swept up." - The Guardian

This is the true story of one of the greatest scandals ever to envelop the literary world. The unmasking of “it boy” author JT LeRoy by New York magazine in 2005 is the type of stranger than fiction story tailor-made for the movies.

JT LeRoy was a teen prostitute, addicted to heroin and infected with HIV, when a therapist encouraged him to write his life story. Hailed as a literary sensation for his tough prose and having overcome an abusive, drug-addled childhood, LeRoy published three critically acclaimed books. But as his fame skyrocketed, a shocking truth emerged; LeRoy was actually the invention of 40-year-old San Francisco phone-sex operator Laura Albert.

This entertaining documentary takes us down the infinitely fascinating rabbit hole of how Albert breathed not only words, but life, into her avatar for a decade. 

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