Vernon refers to Sally Koop, the public persona of "JT LeRoy," a creation of Brooklyn writer, Laura Albert. and the subject of Jeff Feuerzeig's engrossing documentary, Author: The JT LeRoy Story. LeRoy, who first appeared on the literary scene in the late 1990's, became an overnight sensation by writing "confrontational tales that hinted at a troubled past" and quickly amassed a cluster of celebrity friends. But it all came to a screeching halt when it was discovered LeRoy wasn't real
Jeff Feuerzeig's documentary recreates the events leading up to the discovery, and over a series of interviews with the director, Albert tells her side of LeRoy's origins story.
We proudly present AUTHOR: THE JT LEROY STORY as a 2016 SPOTLIGHT selection.