Deceitful (Above All Things):

The James Frey and J.T. LeRoy Scandals

By Nikki Tranter

3 February 2006

3 Feb 2006 // 1:00 AM

A Million Little Pieces Missing

With embellishments, Frey's tale is not particularly exceptional, just the story of a young guy with a really, really reckless streak. Without embellishments, it is a run-of-the-mill drunkalogue, as they say in the biz (the biz, in this case, being addiction treatment facilities). The amazing thing is that Frey convinced a nation that he is totally unique.

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3 Feb 2006 // 12:58 AM

F is for Fake (Starfuckers)

I can't help but feel these latest controversies about distortion, lies and fakery have less to do with their progenitors than the larger climate of distortion, fakery and hype that fires their brightness and dominates what passes for a culture.

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3 Feb 2006 // 12:57 AM

My LeRoy Tale: The Truth and Nothing But

Maybe that is how the LeRoy machine will make it though this. Silence and the support of hardy friends who will forgive all and talk a lot of noise about 'higher truths'.

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James Frey and Memoir’s Addiction to Redemption

Manipulation all the way down the line, before coming to rest in front of the people wanting to be manipulated.

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3 Feb 2006 // 12:55 AM

Live and Let Frey

Oprah compounded our schadenfreude by taking Frey onto her stage and essentially beating him with a yardstick while Frey's dunce cap bounced up and down to the rhythm of her vengeful strikes.

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//Mixed media

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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