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Title: Author: The JT LeRoy Story - Documentary
Post by: wilder on August 16, 2016, 06:34:34 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/Tl02Rfm.jpg)

The story behind literary persona JT LeRoy, the fictional writer created by American author Laura Albert.

Directed by Jeff Feuerzeig
Release Date - September 9, 2016


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvMja-moAlE
Title: Re: Author: The JT LeRoy Story - Documentary
Post by: Just Withnail on August 16, 2016, 09:19:21 AM
Looking forward to this. "The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things" corrupted my innocent little brain in high school.
Title: Re: Author: The JT LeRoy Story - Documentary
Post by: wilder on September 01, 2016, 07:02:14 AM
Conversation with director Jeff Feuerzeig & Laura Albert on WTF (http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/episode-738-laura-albert-jeff-feuerzeig) today

Laura said this, and it felt pretty cosmically applicable:

ďÖbeing in the world is really hard. And thatís what itís fucking about. How do you make it different? How do you let people know? And what I found out is the secret to that, Marc, is craft. Iíve listened to you, right? And thereís something that youíre able to do: where you break stuff down and make it digestible, so peopleÖitís something that people are almost on the edge of and you articulate it so itís like that ďAha!Ē, and itís almost like a laxative for your bowels ó I think shitting is the number one literature metaphor - ďHow do you move that shit out?Ē It breaks it down. Itís: how do you take problems of the soul and the spirit, and transform them into issues of craft and technique so it lodges in somebody so they care about something they didnít before, so they can move out of the illusion of that isolation of self. Right? Because thatís the only way we get out of our suffering.Ē
Title: Re: Author: The JT LeRoy Story - Documentary
Post by: matt35mm on September 02, 2016, 02:45:09 PM
Yeah I just listened to that. Great interview, and that bit that you quoted will stick with me.
Title: Re: Author: The JT LeRoy Story - Documentary
Post by: wilder on March 01, 2017, 07:31:43 AM
Streaming on Amazon Prime right now