Wednesday, January 11, 2006

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American cult figure JT Leroy turned out to be a fraud...

The legend of JT Leroy was that he had been abused as a child by a variety of foster parents and later forced into prostitution (dressed as a girl) by his mom.
Living on the streets at the age of fourteen a psychologist had "rescued" him and advised that he'd write down his life story to perhaps get a grip on things - and boom! Literary success!

The person appearing in public as Leroy was in fact a young woman in disguise (meaning she was impersonating a man impersonating a woman...)

For all its abuse and kinky sex, the JT story is really just another heartwarming rags-to-riches tale for the punk generation...

Remember that, kids; careers in art do not grow from talent and hard work, they have to be carefully constructed by teams of skilled professionals, and we're all prepared to read a good story with a happy ending.

Seems like there are no flowers in the gutter...
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