The Great Literary Scandal: The JT Leroy Story

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Arts Documentary hosted by Jeff Feuerzeig, published by BBC broadcasted as part of BBC Storyville series in 2017 - English narration

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An inside account of a scandal that duped celebrities and the literary world. Former homeless youth JT LeRoy become an 'it boy' beloved by stars like Madonna and Courtney Love. His tough prose about his sordid childhood captivated icons and luminaries internationally. But in 2005 an article in a New York magazine sent shockwaves through the literary world when it unmasked JT LeRoy. It turned out LeRoy didn't actually exist. He was dreamed up by 40-year-old San Francisco punk rocker and phone sex operator Laura Albert. The JT LeRoy Story takes us down the infinitely fascinating rabbit hole of how Laura Albert breathed not only words but also life into her avatar for a decade. Albert's epic and entertaining account plunges us into a glittery world of rock shows, fashion events, and the Cannes red carpet where LeRoy becomes a mysterious sensation. As she recounts this astonishing odyssey, Albert also reveals the intricate web spun by irrepressible creative forces within her. Her extended and layered JT LeRoy performance still infuriates many, but for Albert, channelling her brilliant fiction through another identity was the only possible path to self-expression.

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  • Video Codec: x264 CABAC High@L3.1
  • Video Bitrate: CRF 20 (~2331Kbps)
  • Video Resolution: 1332x720
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Frames Rate: 25 FPS
  • Audio Codec: AAC-LC
  • Audio Bitrate: Q=0.45 VBR 48KHz (~128Kbps)
  • Audio Channels: 2
  • Run-Time: 103 mins
  • Number Of Parts: 1
  • Part Size: 1.78 GB
  • Source: HDTV
  • Encoded by: JungleBoy

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