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Call it a massive literary hoax or twisted identity theft. Or just call it art. Either way, “Author: The JT LeRoy Story” will fascinate and at the same time cause much frustrated head-scratching.

This documentary by Jeff Feuerzeig puts the novelist Laura Albert on center stage, and boy does she love being there. You may never have heard of Albert, but many will recall her creation — the young writer JT LeRoy, who shot to cult stardom in the early aughts with two memoirs — “Sarah” and “The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things.”

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