On January 9, 2006 The New York Times disrupted 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 rabbit hole of how Laura Albert breathed not only words, but life, into her avatar for a decade.
Written and Directed by Jeff Feuerzeig
Featuring Terry Gross, Laura Albert, Winona Ryder, Courtney Love and Madeleine Brand
AUTHOR: THE JE LEROY STORY is Certified Fresh at 81% on Rotten Tomatoes!