JT LeRoy 5.3.2019

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JT LeRoy

This captivating true story goes beyond the headlines to tell the story of the most compelling literary ‘hoax’ of our generation. Laura Albert (Laura Dern) writes as her “avatar,” a disenfranchised young queer man named JT LeRoy. When her debut novel becomes a best-seller and JT becomes the darling of the literary world, she comes up with a unique solution to preserve her anonymity but give life to her nom-de-plume.

Enter her boyfriend’s androgynous sister Savannah Knoop (Kristen Stewart), who connects with Laura’s punk, feminist, outsider universe and agrees to be JT in the public eye. Together, they embark on a wild ride of double lives, infiltrating the Hollywood and literary elite, and discovering who they are while pretending to be someone else.

Director: Justin Kelly
Writers: Justin Kelly, Savannah Knoop
Actors: Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern, Jim Sturgess, Courtney Love, Diane Kruger
Genre: Drama
Run Time: 1 hour 48 minutes