New to Watch: Amazon Studios Original Documentary ‘Author: The JT Leroy Story’


**Amazon Studios** Original Documentary AUTHOR: THE JT LEROY STORY will premiere on Amazon **Prime Video** February 16th

**Written and Directed by** Jeff Feuerzeig **Featuring** Terry Gross, Laura Albert, Winona Ryder, Courtney Love and Madeleine Brand

**AUTHOR: THE JE LEROY STORY** **is Certified Fresh at 82% on** Rotten Tomatoes!

On January 9, 2006 The New York Times disrupted the literary world when it unmasked “it boy” wunderkind JT LeRoy, whose tough prose about a sordid childhood had captivated icons and luminaries internationally. It turned out LeRoy didn’t actually exist. He was the creative expression of 40-year-old San Francisco former phone-sex operator turned housewife, Laura Albert. Author: The JT LeRoy Story takes us down the rabbit hole of how Laura Albert breathed not only words, but life, into her avatar for a decade.

110 Minutes | Rated R

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