Tag line: A young woman named Savannah Knoop spends six years pretending to be the celebrated author JT LeRoy, the made-up literary persona of her sister-in-law.


Based on Savannah Knoop’s “Girl Boy Girl: How I Became JT Leroy”, this captivating true story goes behind-the-scenes of the greatest literary ‘hoax’ of a generation. When a young woman pretends to be a celebrated bestselling male author, she and the woman who writes his books embark on an unbelievably bizarre and wild ride of leading double lives while duping the literary community, the fashion world, and the Hollywood elite.

Director: Justin Kelly

Writers: Justin Kelly, Savannah Knoop, Savannah Knoop

Producers: Mark Amin, Evan Arnold, Jeff Beesley, Thor Bradwell, Cassian Elwes, Dave Hansen, Gary Pearl, Giri Tharan, Patrick Walmsley, Julie Yorn

Cast: Laura Dern, Kristen Stewart, Diane Kruger

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Biography, Drama, LGBT

Rating: tbc

Duration: 1 hr 48 min

Released: tbc 2019 (international premiere at BFI Flare London)

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