Dlisted: Literary Hoaxes is the New Black

Friday, February 24, 2006

Literary Hoaxes is the New Black



Forget James Frey and even Cupcake Brown, this is the probably the biggest literary hoax of all time. A few years ago a book called Sarah by a novelist named JT Leroy came out. The book chronicled JT's troubled youth as a truck-stop hooker. When his book debuted it became a hipster's dream! I mean JT even showed up to events and shit looking like a dude, a girly dude but a dude. So, it was a little surprising when it came to light that he was indeed a fraud. And the real writer was a woman by the named of Laura Albert who asked another woman Savannah Knoop to become JT Leroy at events and shit.

The two woman also looked to the Hollywood elite to help them pull off the hoax. Winona Ryder, Courtney Love, Tatum O'Neal and Rosario Dawson all claimed they were genuine friends of his. Winona even went so far to say this:

"I had two tickets to the opera, and I was, like, 'I don't want to go alone. And then I saw this kid standing near the doors to the opera house, and he was trying to listen in. He was a total ragamuffin. So I said, 'Hey, I have this extra ticket. Do you want to go see the opera?' He was too young to be creepy. He said, 'Oh, my God! I really wanted to see this!' I think it was 'La Boheme.'

"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."

Who would believe her?! You know she can't act worth shit and she was probably reading it off a cue card. Like ho would ever even go to the Opera...and if she did like she'd give someone homeless dude a ticket!

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