J.T. LeRoy
Based on Savannah Knoop’s memoir Girl Boy Girl: How I Became JT Leroy, Laura Albert (Laura Dern) writes as her “avatar,” a troubled young man named JT LeRoy. When her debut novel becomes a best-seller and “JT” becomes the darling of the literary world, Laura comes up with a unique solution to preserve her anonymity but give life to her creation, convincing her boyfriend’s androgynous fun-loving sister, Savannah (Kristen Stewart) to don a plethora of outlandish disguises and present as JT to the public and the world’s media. Together, they embark on a wild ride of double lives, infiltrating the Hollywood and literary elite, whilst going on their own personal journeys of discovery and identity.
Starring Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern, Jim Sturgess
Director Justin Kelly