AU­THOR: THE JT LEROY STORY ★★★★

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS | FILM -

Di­rected by Jeff Feuerzeig. Fea­tur­ing Laura Al­bert, Bruce Ben­der­son, Dennis Cooper, Ira Sil­ver­berg, Panio Gianopou­los, Sa­van­nah Knoop If ever there was a doc­u­men­tary that could get away with an un­re­li­able nar­ra­tor, this is it. Ad­dress­ing the cam­era di­rectly, nov­el­ist Al­bert talks us through the grad­ual smaller de­ceits that led to the near-ac­ci­den­tal cre­ation of the ir­re­sistible JT LeRoy: a hip lit­er­ary per­sona she took on to cover up her shy­ness. The sight of preening rock stars be­ing suck­ered is ir­re­sistibly amus­ing. The ques­tions about artis­tic per­sonae are worth pon­der­ing. Fas­ci­nat­ing. Club, lim re­lease, 110 min DC

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