Author Laura Albert And Director Jeff Feuerzeig On The JT Leroy Story
On January 9, 2006, The New York Times sent shockwaves through the literary world when it unmasked “it boy” wunderkind JT LeRoy, whose tough prose about his sordid childhood had captivated icons and luminaries internationally. It turned out LeRoy didn’t actually exist. He was dreamed up by 40-year-old San Francisco former phone-sex operator turned housewife, Laura Albert. "Author: The JT LeRoy Story" takes us down the infinitely fascinating rabbit hole of how Laura Albert—like a Cyrano de Bergerac on steroids—breathed not only words, but life, into her avatar for a decade. Interview at AOL HQ in NYC for AOL BUILD.