Thursday, June 21, 2007

Sounds Like a Story

The "double helix" life of JT Leroy and Laura Albert is being examined in court, and the New York Times discusses it from both the legal and emotional perspectives. Apparently, the case is about whether a contract to produce her novel Sarah as a movie is legal since she signed it as JT Leroy, her literary pseudonym; but the story is about the harried life the real writer lived, mixed with fictionalization. To me, this court case offers the perfect frame in which to spread the canvas of a movie. Sounds like a solution to me. Perhaps the court costs can be woven into the film's budget.

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