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  2. Author: The JT LeRoy Story is a 2016 American documentary film about American writer Laura Albert and her literary persona JT LeRoy. It examines the critical acclaim given the JT LeRoy books and their international popularity, and the subsequent scandal when it was revealed that LeRoy did not exist and Albert had written the books.

  3. Jul 20, 2016 · Steve Rose. In the late 90s, JT LeRoys autobiographical tales of abuse as a young man became cult hits, beloved of celebrities from Lou Reed to Winona Ryder. Then the baffling story of the...

  4. Sep 9, 2016 · Jeff Feuerzeig ’s “Author: The JT LeRoy Story,” a documentary, offers a complex and deeply fascinating account of a decidedly unusual chapter in recent American cultural history. Its subject was purportedly an HIV-positive teenage male prostitute in San Francisco who became a minor literary celebrity about 15 years ago.

  5. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › JT_LeRoyJT LeRoy - Wikipedia

    LeRoy was presented as the author of three books of fiction, which were purportedly semi-autobiographical accounts by a teenage boy of his experiences of poverty, drug use, and emotional and sexual abuse in his childhood and adolescence from rural West Virginia to California.

  6. Sep 13, 2016 · Richard Brody on Jeff Feuerzeig’s documentaryAuthor: The JT LeRoy Story,” which is about the scandal that erupted from Laura Albert’s literary hoax.

  7. Sep 8, 2016 · Books. Author: The JT LeRoy Story Revisits a Truly Unbelievable Literary Hoax. By Julia Felsenthal. September 8, 2016. Photo: Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures. There’s a moment in Jeff...

  8. Sep 8, 2016 · The lively documentary Author: The JT LeRoy Story purports to explain and defend the phenomenon that was “Jeremiah ‘Terminator’ LeRoy,” the socially phobic, southern-accented, homeless,...

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