BIFF 2020
International documentary

Author: The JT Leroy Story

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Author: The JT Leroy Story
USA/ 2016/ 1 t. 50 min.
LANGUAGE:
engelsk
UNDERTEKSTER:
uten
CAST:
Laura Albert, Jeff Feuerzeig, Jim Czarnecki, Danny Gabai
DIRECTOR:
Jeff Feuerzeig
WRITER:
Jeff Feuerzeig
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Richard Henkels
PRODUCER:
Jim Czarnecki, Danny Gabai, Molly Thompson, Brett Ratner, Henry S. Rosenthal
Will the real JT Leroy please stand up?

When JT Leroy stepped onto the literary scene, there was nothing about him that was not sensational. The shy author wrote about a childhood marked by child prostitution, gender confusion, violence and religious indoctrination, and captivated both the reading world and the media. The androgynous figure also had an impressive following, with people like Lou Reed, Gus Van Sant, Tom Waits, Courtney Love, John Waters and Debbie Harry swarming around him. But when newspapers started questioning his story, it soon became clear that JT Leroy was not who he claimed to be – in fact, he didn't even exist.

 

Jeff Feuerzeig

Jeff Feuerzeig (USA, 1964) Filmography: THE DEVIL AND DANIEL JOHNSTON (2005), HALF JAPANESE: THE BAND THAT WOULD BE KING (1993)

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