“Why do you keep answering for him?”
A new clip of Courtney Love starring in J.T. LeRoy, a forthcoming movie about the shenanigans of a made-up male literary persona, has been shared.
In the scene, Love, who plays a skeptical Hollywood producer called Sasha, is having a business meeting with ‘J.T. LeRoy’ (Kristen Stewart) who unbeknownst to her is actually a woman called Savannah Knoop. Laura Dern, who portrays Knoop’s sister-in-law Laura Albert, also sits in on the chat.
The clip shared by Rolling Stone (watch here) is a brief glimpse into the film’s plot which is centred on Knoop posing as burgeoning author J.T. LeRoy for six years. The male character, who was fabricated by Albert, go to great pains to disguise Knoop’s gender – including telling Sasha that Knoop is a deaf mute.
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Her other films include The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), Man On The Moon (1999), Trapped (2002), and many more.
J.T. LeRoy, which also stars Diane Kruger and Jim Sturgess, hits cinemas in the US on April 26. It’s released in the UK on August 19.