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‘The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things’ (2004)

‘The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things’ The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things ‘ is the eponymous title of the book by fictional author JT LeRoy and the movie adapted from it by actress, writer and director, Asia Agento, the daughter of Italian horror director Dario Argento.

Based on the work of author JT LeRoy a/k/a Laura Albert and her fictional male childhood in the itinerant trailer-parks of West Virginia. Back in 1996, LeRoy became something of an overnight sensation, after the publication of several stories and two subsequent novels, ‘Sarah’ (1999) and ‘The Heart is Deceitful of All Things’ in 1999. But JT LeRoy does not exist.

Like James Frey’s ‘ A Million Little Pieces ‘, ‘Heart’ is a piece of fiction dreamed up by an author with an assumed identity [Read more →]

‘The Party’s Over’ (2001)

'The Party’s Over’ (2001) It’s sort of painful to revisit the 2000 elections in 2007 – since that time we’ve had our entire reality realigned by 9/11 and seen the prosperity of the Clinton Era flushed down the toilet into tax relief for the wealthiest 2% of us and seen the construction of a $592 million embassy for the permanent occupation of Iraq. Meanwhile, Public Schools remain broken and 45 million citizens remain uninsured.

Six years after 9/11, Osama Bin Laden has been all but forgotten, New Orleans has drowned, people are talking about building a wall on the Mexican border and China owns all of our manufacturing jobs. [Read more →]