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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Kristen Stewart: "JT LeRoy"



Sneak Peek writer/director Justin Kelly's romantic drama feature "JT LeRoy", based on the memoir "Girl Boy Girl: How I Became JT Leroy" by Savannah Knoop starring Kristen Stewart, opening April 26, 2019:


"...'Savannah Knoop' (Stewart) spends six years masquerading as 'Laura Albert' and her literary persona 'Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy'.


"In 2006, The New York Times sent shockwaves through the literary world when it unmasked 'it boy' wunderkind 'JT LeRoy', whose tough prose about a sordid childhood had captivated icons and luminaries internationally. 


"It turned out LeRoy didn't actually exist. He was the creative expression of 40-year-old San Francisco housewife, 'Laura Albert' (Laura Dern) whose epic and entertaining account plunges us into a glittery world of rock shows and fashion events, ultimately revealing that channeling her brilliant fiction through another identity was her only possible path to self-expression..."


Cast also includes Diane Kruger as 'Eva', Jim Sturgess as 'Geoffrey Knoop', Kelvin Harrison Jr. as 'Sean' and Courtney Love as 'Sasha'.


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