Leroy Defends Movie Based on His Book

J.T. Leroy defends the film adaptation of The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things. The movie premiered at Cannes and stars Asia Argento, and reviews have been decidedly mixed.

“It’s funny, the press have been very, very supportive of me. I haven’t gotten that many bad reviews or anything, so I feel that they’re coming out for Asia,” the reclusive author told Reuters in a telephone interview.
“I think it’s harder to let a woman break out of a role, especially as she was seen as this dumb sex symbol,” he said. “I think it’s very sexist, I think it’s very pig-headed and it just makes me mad.”

By the way, Leroy has a short story in the current issue of Zoetrope All-Story.