Author: The JT LeRoy Story

Evening Class hosted a screening and discussion of AUTHOR: The JT LeRoy Story (2016) dir. Jeff Feuerzeig.

Ten years ago, the bestselling young author JT LeRoy – supposedly the son of a prostitute, writing harrowing fiction avowedly based on his horrific childhood – turned out to be a woman called Laura Albert.

Over a series of interviews, Albert relays how LeRoy came to be. Under the pseudonym Terminator, she piqued the interest of the publishing world with her dark folky tales. Terminator soon morphed into LeRoy, and the rest is history.

Screened as part of our current program/class on performing (identities)