One of the most sensational and mysterious icons of the recent literary age, JT Leroy’s story isn’t at all as it seems. The new documentary, ‘Author: JT Leroy‘, tells the story of the elusive character from a transgender teen prostitute to a 40 year-old female writer.
Prior to 2006, the world delighted in JT Leroy’s prose and the plight of a disenfranchised teen with an unfortunate mother. Fans lauded the novels Sarah and The Heart is Deceitful Above Things as a heart-warming, tantalising autobiographical tomes.
Then everything changed when it was discovered that ‘JT Leroy’ was, in fact, the creation of 40 year-old writer Laura Albert. The documentary depicts the astonishing brilliance of how she was able to be ‘JT Leroy’ for over a decade.
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