JT LeRoy hoax to
become a movie

Variety reports that a film about phony author
JT LeRoy and "his" literary hoax is in the works at the
Weinstein Co. Jesse Peretz (The Chateau) is set
to direct, and Tom Lassally (Stay) will produce
the film about writer Laura Albert, who pretended to be
sexually abused, HIV-positive teen runaway JT LeRoy in
order to become a literary sensation, and Savannah
Knoop, the sister of Albert's boyfriend, who made
public appearances as the transgender LeRoy. The con job was
exposed in two New York magazine articles by
Stephen Beachy. No casting is yet confirmed.

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