JT LeRoy

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  108 min.
In theatres:
May 3, 2019 - Toronto, Montréal
May 17, 2019 - Vancouver
June 28, 2019 - Ottawa

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Cast: Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern, Diane Kruger, Jim Sturgess, Courtney Love

Synopsis

Brooklyn-based author Laura Albert (Laura Dern) invents a literary persona named JT LeRoy and writes a "autobiography" based on LeRoy's childhood experiences of poverty, abuse and prostitution. The book becomes a bestseller, so when the media wants to interview JT, Albert agrees to do phone interviews, claiming the author is reclusive.

However, Laura eventually needs to produce a real, live JT, so she convinces her quiet, awkward bisexual sister-in-law, Savannah Knoop (Kristen Stewart), to pose as the author. With the use of wigs and baggy clothing, Savannah transforms herself into the gender-fluid male author.

Director: Justin Kelly
Studio: Pacific Northwest Pictures
Producer(s): Mark Amin, Cassian Elwes, Jeff Beesley, Giri Tharan, Dave Hansen, Gary Pearl, Patrick Walmsley
Screenplay: Justin Kelly

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