Ann Magnuson's J.T. LeRoy Story

While the world continues to dither on about the literary love couple Oprah Winfrey and hoaxter James Frey fabricating material for his so-called memoir, we still haven't gotten over the J.T. LeRoy hoax. A much more complicated and elaborately staged performance of great importance to people who identified with the sad story of the gender-confused boy cum literary wunderkind, it's still driving people to distraction. Like actress/performance artist, Paper contributor and friend Ann Magnuson who has written about her contacts with LeRoy for her hometown newspaper in West Virginia, where LeRoy also hailed from, or so he says.

via Charleston Gazette


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