“JT is whoever you want him to be.” Truth really is wilder than fiction in Justin Kelly’s captivating retelling of one of the literary world’s most infamous hoaxes.


Laura Albert (Laura Dern) writes as her “avatar,” a disenfranchised young queer man named JT LeRoy. When her debut novel becomes a best-seller and JT becomes the darling of the literary world, she comes up with a unique solution to preserve her anonymity but give life to her nom-de-plume.

Enter her boyfriend’s androgynous sister Savannah Knoop (Kristen Stewart), who connects with Laura’s punk, feminist, outsider universe and agrees to be JT in the public eye. Together, they embark on a wild ride of double lives, infiltrating the Hollywood and literary elite, and discovering who they are while pretending to be someone else.

Hilarious and tragic in equal measures, JT LEROY tells the story of the incredible ‘true lie’ that shook pop culture.

Justin Kelly, Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Diane Kruger, James Jagger, Dave Brown, Jim Sturgess Courtney Love

JT LEROY – Irish release date is August 16.