JT LeRoy

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    From Cujo to Precious, five tragedy-porn books and the films they inspired

    In author Sapphire's new novel, The Kid (a semi-sequel to Precious -- the Hollywood adaptation of her '96 novel, Push), we are treated to another relentless marathon of abuse, rape, failed dreams and unsettling conclusions. "Commercial media looks at things in terms of heroes and villains," Sapphire ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    Push author Sapphire discusses The Kid

    In her 1996 novel Push, Sapphire ventured into the profoundly dark territory of a young black girl's experience growing up in late '80s Harlem. The book dealt with the difficult topics of incest, rape, AIDS, illiteracy, poverty and violence toward infants, yet none of this prevented the 2009 film ad ... More >>

  • Film

    April 5, 2007

    The Hoax

    In the film adaptation of Clifford Irving’s book, a lying president begets a lying author. Good thing that wouldn’t happen today.

  • Film

    May 25, 2006

    My Mother the Fraud

    Asia Argento finds a harrowing film in the pages of a fake autobiography.