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The Cult of JT LeRoy (2014)

JT LeRoy was a teen prostitute, addicted to heroin and infected with HIV, when a therapist encouraged him to write his life stories. Buoyed by a cadre of celebrities, he published three ... See full summary »

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Marjorie Sturm
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Credited cast:
Asia Argento ... Herself
Beth Bachtold Beth Bachtold ... Herself
Stephen Beachy Stephen Beachy ... Himself
Bruce Benderson Bruce Benderson ... Himself
Lilly Bright Lilly Bright ... Herself
Dennis Cooper Dennis Cooper ... Himself
Henry Dunow Henry Dunow ... Himself
Steve English Steve English ... Himself
Panio Gianopoulos Panio Gianopoulos ... Himself
Deb Hiett ... Voice actress
Geoffrey Knoop Geoffrey Knoop ... Himself
John Knoop John Knoop ... Himself
Savannah Knoop ... Herself
Jeffrey Kusama-Hinte ... Himself
Matty Lee Matty Lee ... Himself
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JT LeRoy was a teen prostitute, addicted to heroin and infected with HIV, when a therapist encouraged him to write his life stories. Buoyed by a cadre of celebrities, he published three critically acclaimed books. His death in 2006 left his fans and supporters bewildered, angry, and betrayed. Others saw his fate coming. Written by Anonymous

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14 November 2014 (USA) See more »

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Prawda o JT LeRoyu See more »

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Hilarious infamy!
14 April 2017 | by famefutaccountingSee all my reviews

A literary hoax that picked up extraordinary steam before imploding is charted in "The Cult of JT LeRoy." Having begun filming the subject in 2002, and with a background in social work uniquely congruent with "his" background claims, Marjorie Sturm draws on a rich array of material to assemble a first documentary feature that's fascinating on numerous levels.


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