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HIC: JT LEROY

HULL TRUCK THEATRE, Hull Truck Theatre , 50 Ferensway , Hull , HU2 8LB

18 Sep 2019

Hull Independent Cinema presents JT LEROY
Justin Kelly | 2018 | USA | Cert 15 | 108 mins

Based on Savannah Knoop’s memoir Girl Boy Girl: How I Became JT LeRoy, this captivating true story goes beyond the headlines to tell the story of the most compelling literary ‘hoax’ of recent times. 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 fun-loving 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, only to discover who they are while pretending to be someone else.

Starring Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern, Jim Sturgess

Awards and Reviews
Toronto International Film Festival, BFI Flare Film Festival Official Selections

“The new film smartly illuminates what’s been missing from other accounts: Why someone like Knoop would agree to, and even enjoy, taking part in someone else’s hoax.” – NPR

“A capable film featuring superbly spiky performances…” – Variety

Certificate
JT LEROY is rated 15. Visit the BBFC website for full details (may include plot spoilers).

Image credited to Signature Entertainment

Venue Details

HULL TRUCK THEATRE,
Hull Truck Theatre ,
50 Ferensway ,
Hull ,
HU2 8LB

01482 323638

boxoffice@hulltruck.co.uk

http://www.hulltruck.co.uk

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