Re: Troll Story
- You know, I just don't get the issues with stuff like this: I mean
did they need her to be a prostitute and live that life in order to
pay for it? Did they need her to have lived such a life of
desolation in order for it to be sellable? The man belows says 'it
was her biography that made it so charming, the backstory'. Whew. I
mean really. What can people be thinking?
> Yep, it's trolling season, and Puck is on the move. Fascinating
> article in the NYT today:
> Going to Court Over Fiction by a Fictitious Writer
> This reads like Theodor Grekenquist and his MPD!
> "Ms. Albert's lawyer, Eric Weinstein, began his own remarks with
> memorably understated line, 'Laura is a complicated person.' Hesaid
> she was physically and sexually abused as a child. He said she wasward
> institutionalized in psychiatric wards and in a group home as a
> of the state. He said she was in therapy for 13 years with ateenage
> psychiatrist whom she spoke to by telephone while posing as a
> boy named Jeremy, an embryonic version of JT Leroy.what
> "By the time the psychiatrist advised her to write, the persona of
> the teenage boy had become engrained as Ms. Albert's alter ego,
> Mr. Weinstein called her 'bridge to the world.' Ms. Albertherself,
> in conversations before the trial, called JT 'her respirator,' anbreathe.
> unreal, though entirely necessary, entity that allowed her to
> "As movie people say, the 'inciting incident' of the lawsuit came
> with the publication in late 2005 of an article in New York
> that questioned JT Leroy's identity. The Times followed with anof 'Sarah.'
> article in February that identified Ms. Albert as the true author
> "The producers at Antidote were stunned; they were also worried
> the commercial prospects of their project might crumble. As Mr.made
> Curtner put it: 'The whole autobiographical back story aura that
> this so attractive was a sham.' "