First off, a disclaimer: yes, JT Leroy does not exist. Surely by now you've read that "JT Leroy" was a hoax by author Laura Albert and husband Geoffrey Knoop and that Knoop's half-sister Savannah portrayed Leroy in public appearances. I think it's fabulous. Then again, I'm a 45-year old mother of two from outside Boise, Idaho, disguising my self as a gay man in Manhattan because no one would read my writing if they knew I bought my 'mom jeans' at Wal-Mart. Okay, not really, but the point is that what matters in story-telling is the story, not the packaging. Having seen an advanced screening of the movie that premieres in New York and Los Angeles tomorrow, I can look past the "controversy" and readily recommend readers to do the same.
After the jump, a full review and photo gallery.
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