In 2003, former drug addict and child prostitute, JT LeRoy has overcome his troubled past and is at the top of his career. His three published books have won over critics.

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Laura Albert
Stephen Beachy Stephen Beachy
Bruce Benderson Bruce Benderson
Dennis Cooper Dennis Cooper
Savannah Knoop ...  JT LeRoy
Terry Owens Terry Owens
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In 2003, former drug addict and child prostitute, JT LeRoy has overcome his troubled past and is at the top of his career. His three published books have won over critics. But Leroy is also known for his eccentric behavior. It takes him years before he finally appears in public, and when he does, he wears a wig and sunglasses. Journalist Stephen Beachy isn't buying into all the hype, and when he starts digging into Leroy's past he discovers a web of lies and deception with shocking secrets. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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Laura Albert does not see what she did as a lie or a hoax or a masquerade. She refers to her unmasking as "the reveal". She has made various justifications for her actions in interviews over the years. One is that JT LeRoy was a valid artistic device - "art should confuse". Another is that the LeRoy persona was her own, unique form of therapy. See more »

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