Author: The JT LeRoy Story
Showings
Roxy's DowntownFri, Oct 14, 2016 10:00 AM Event Date Passed  
 
Film Info
Section:Documentary
Release Year:2016
Runtime:110 min
Genre:Documentary
Biography
Production Country:USA
Website:http://www.jtleroystory.com/
Social Media
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/authorthejtleroystory/
Twitter:https://twitter.com/JTLeroyMovie
Cast/Crew
Director:Jeff Feuerzeig
Description
On January 9, 2006 The New York Times sent shockwaves through the literary world when it unmasked “it boy” wunderkind JT LeRoy, whose tough prose about a sordid childhood had captivated icons and luminaries internationally. It turned out LeRoy didn’t actually exist. He was the creative expression of 40-year-old San Francisco former phone-sex operator turned housewife, Laura Albert. Author: The JT LeRoy Story takes us down the infinitely fascinating rabbit hole of how Laura Albert—like a Cyrano de Bergerac on steroids—breathed not only words, but life, into her avatar for a decade. 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 the intricate web spun by irrepressible creative forces within her. Her extended and layered JT LeRoy performance still infuriates many; but according to Albert, channeling her brilliant fiction through another identity was the only possible path to self-expression.
Additional Information

Preceded by Title, 2015, dir. by hazart, USA, 5m

Community Partner - Kansas Author's Club and WSU Creative Writing Program

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