JT Leroy and The Deception of the Author

When it turned out that the author JT Leroy was not a gay, HIV positive, teen prostitute writing autobiographical fiction but Laura Albert fronted by her sister-in-law, there was uproar amongst the writer’s admirers. Did the revelation make her novels less authentic or perhaps more inventive?

Film review of Author: The JT Leroy Story in The New York Times

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