In the 1990s, a young voice emerged on the literary scene that captured the imagination of the public, rock stars, and celebrities everywhere. JT LeRoy was billed as a wunderkind, a young kid who turned his rough-and-tumble life into literary gold. It was only ten years later that the truth was revealed: LeRoy never existed, but was instead the brainchild of writer Laura Albert.
Jeff Feuerzeig’s Sundance documentary examines the phenomenon and fallout of the literary hoax. It premieres in theaters on September 9th. Watch the trailer here on Apple.