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The Cult of JT LeRoy
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The Cult of JT LeRoy
A Tale of Literary Celebrity and Fraud

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Paula

An amazing documentary about a clearly divisive personality. You can draw your own conclusions about her motives and whether she has a talent or not.

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ka

Sorry I went there. I never read any jt leroy, though remember the hype. I watched a few minutes of talking heads at the beginning. Thought I'd read a bit of writing so I knew what it was about. Heinous child abuse descriptions. Will trigger the s*** out of any survivor and many who are not. ...Read more

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marjoriesturm

I'm sorry that it triggered you. My intention was to help shine light on a dark part of human nature.

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ka

whether the dark part is child abuse or fraud, mission accomplished! it's a juicy subject all right. I actually get how hard it is to get attention for art once mature and how the writer would go for this kind of stunt.

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Cari

Moral of the story: Don't create a persona that you can't embody.

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Anna

I never knew about JT LeRoy before watching this film but I'm so glad I did! What a crazy experience. I especially love the intricate storytelling by filmmaker Marjorie as she follows several of JT's most dedicated fans as they draw closer and closer to the truth.

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marjoriesturm

Hello, thank you for watching my film. It was quite challenging to make, and I hope you appreciate the madness. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or comments that you have. Enjoy!