This post was written by Friday guest blogger Annie Reid.
Your source for literary news, Page Six, reports that many of the celebrities who purported to be friends with JT Leroy were in on the hoax. Richard Johnson turns up an old Winona Ryder interview from Vanity Fair, in which Ryder claimed she met Leroy by accident, when she had tix to the opera, but no date. She spied a wispy street kid hanging around and decided, what the hell, take the him along:
“And he was crying throughout it. And I started crying for my own reasons, watching this beautiful kid so affected, someone his age grasping it. We went to this diner afterward and talked. I wanted to take care of him, have him move in, but he said he was heading back south. I fell in love with him. And I’ve been in love with him ever since.”
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