JT LeRoy

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Release Date: April 26, 2019 (limited)

On DVD: June 4, 2019

R | 1h 48m | Drama


Brooklyn-based author Laura Albert (Laura Dern) invents a literary persona named JT LeRoy and writes an "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: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Producer(s): Cassian Elwes, Dave Hansen, Gary Pearl, Giri Tharan, Jeff Beesley, Mark Amin, Patrick Walmsley
Cast: Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern, Diane Kruger, Jim Sturgess, Courtney Love
Writer(s): Justin Kelly

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