Author: The JT LeRoy Story

Author: The JT LeRoy Story

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Catalogue no: ACC0447

Media: DVD

Classification: M

Category: Non-Fiction, March Releases

Genre: Documentary

Barcode: 9333723004477

No of Discs: 1

Language: English

Year: 2016

Release Date: 22-03-2017

Availability: In stock

$32.95
On January 9, 2006 The New York Times sent shockwaves through the literary world when it unmasked "it boy" wunderkind JT LeRoy, whose tough
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 childhoodhad 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 operatorturned 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--breathednot 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 redcarpet 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 toself-expression.

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Actors Laura Albert, Bruce Benderson, Dennis Cooper
Director Jeff Feuerzeig
Aspect Ratio 1.78:1
Video Encoding PAL
Audio Dolby Digital 5.1
Region 4
Runtime 110

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