JT Leroy


1h 48m 2018

Brief Synopsis

Chronicles the true story of the literary hoax of a generation and an intimate look at two women leading a bizarre and intertwined double life for six years. Laura is a thirty-something author and musician who wrote and corresponded as JT. Laura's sister-in-law, Savannah, plays the role of JT in pu

Film Details

Also Known As
Girl Boy Girl, Girl Boy Girl: How I Became JT LeRoy, J.T. Leroy, Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy
Release Date
2018
Production Company
Buffalo Gal Pictures ; Creative Artists Agency ; Elevated Films ; Elevated Films ; Ingenious Media Services Limited ; Pony Canyon, Inc. ; The Fyzz Facility Pictures
Location
Winnipeg, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Synopsis

Chronicles the true story of the literary hoax of a generation and an intimate look at two women leading a bizarre and intertwined double life for six years. Laura is a thirty-something author and musician who wrote and corresponded as JT. Laura's sister-in-law, Savannah, plays the role of JT in public. Together with Jeff, Laura's boyfriend and Savannah's brother, they invent JT's persona and continue the deception past the point of no return. JT is embraced by celebrities, artists, fans, and critics while the women struggle to discover who they really are while pretending to be someone else.

Crew

Mark Amin

Producer

Evan Arnold

Coproducer

Rhonda Baker

Line Producer

Jeff Beesley

Coproducer

Tyler Boehm

Executive Producer

Daniella Bonan

Assistant Director

Brandi Boulet

Makeup

Brandi Boulet

Makeup Artist

Thor Bradwell

Producer

Bobby Bukowski

Director Of Photography

Bobby Bukowski

Other

Aaron I. Butler

Editor

Michelle C(tt

Hair Stylist

Michelle C(tt

Hair

Jean-andrt Carrière

Production Designer

Tracy Christian

Executive Producer

Nadine De Barros

Executive Producer

Babak Eftekhari

Associate Producer

Keith Elliott

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Keith Elliott

Sound

Cassian Elwes

Producer

Anders Erden

Executive Producer

Joel Ferguson

Assistant Director

Alan Geldart

Sound Effects Editor

Alan Geldart

Sound

Wayne Marc Godfrey

Executive Producer

Ginette Guillard

Unit Production Manager

Ginette Guillard

Production Manager

Margot Hand

Executive Producer

David Hansen

Producer

Jim Heber

Casting Director

Joel C. High

Music Supervisor

Robert Jones

Executive Producer

Justin Kelly

Executive Producer

Justin Kelly

Screenplay

Tim Kvasnosky

Music

Jacques Laberge

Assistant Director

Phyllis Laing

Executive Producer

Simon Lewis

Associate Producer

Rudy Michael

Sound

Rudy Michael

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Erika Olde

Executive Producer

Edgar Ozolins

Sound

Edgar Ozolins

Sound Mixer

Gary Pearl

Producer

Gary Pearl

Executive Producer

Avery Plewes

Costume Designer

Stuart D. Stanton

Associate Producer

Barbara Stefaniak

Production Coordinator

Philip Stilman

Post-Production Supervisor

Giri Tharan

Producer

Ethan Tobman

Production Designer

Devan Towers

Executive Producer

Alejandro Valbuena

Assistant Director

Patrick Walmsley

Producer

Simon Williams

Executive Producer

Cami Winikoff

Executive Producer

Julie Yorn

Producer

Film Details

Also Known As
Girl Boy Girl, Girl Boy Girl: How I Became JT LeRoy, J.T. Leroy, Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy
Release Date
2018
Production Company
Buffalo Gal Pictures ; Creative Artists Agency ; Elevated Films ; Elevated Films ; Ingenious Media Services Limited ; Pony Canyon, Inc. ; The Fyzz Facility Pictures
Location
Winnipeg, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Based on the book "Girl Boy Girl: How I Became JT LeRoy" written by Savannah Knoop and published by Seven Stories Press in 2008.

Helena Bonham Carter was previously attached to star. (02/09/2016)

James Franco and Rabbit Bandini Productions were previously attached to produce. (02/09/2016)

James Franco was previously attached to star. (02/2016)

Preliminary footage for the film was shot at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, where the end of the film is set. (5/23/2017)