From cult author JT LeRoy's best-selling novel THE HEART IS DECEITFUL ABOVE ALL THINGS, comes Asia Argento's bold cinematic adaptation of the controversial story of a mother and her son living hard and fast in the dark fringes of America.
Amid allegations of Warholian-style literary hoaxes and identity scandals involving "JT LeRoy," THE HEART IS DECEITFUL ABOVE ALL THINGS, adapted from "JT's" second novel, comes to DVD June 6, 2006.
Seven-year-old Jeremiah (Jimmy Bennett) lived a calm, comfortable life in the care of a loving foster home until the day his birth mother Sarah (Argento) suddenly showed up to reclaim him. Torn from the life he knew, Jeremiah is drawn into his mother's reckless world of turmoil and depravity, and a desperate struggle to survive the madness of his surroundings.
JT LeRoy was elevated into national celebrity partly due to the overwhelming power of his unbelievable childhood experiences. Following the recent accusations by New York Magazine and The New York Times, which revealed the lengths one woman was willing to go to in order to gain entrance to the literary and celebrity world, THE HEART IS DECEITFUL ABOVE ALL THINGS reveals with colorful and uncompromising filmmaking, the back-story of one character who rocked the world of literature, fashion, music and film . . . without ever existing. This is the unfathomable story of "JT LeRoy."
"However you choose to view the whole affair -- cruel, obvious, protracted, selfish -- even those who are the angriest will admit that, yes, the whole thing was ingenious. It was an incredible show, and most of the credit goes to a punk-rock mom in San Francisco who wrote porn and did phone sex for a living." - Salon.com
Written and directed by ASIA ARGENTO (Scarlet Diva, XXX, Land Of The Dead) and shot by ERIC ALAN EDWARDS (Kids, My Own Private Idaho) THE HEART IS DECEITFUL ABOVE ALL THINGS boasts a stunning cast including MARILYN MANSON, PETER FONDA Academy Award® nominee, MICHAEL PITT, (Hedwig And The Angry Inch, Last Days), JEREMY RENNER (North Country), JOHN ROBINSON (Elephant, Lords Of Dogtown), JIMMY BENNETT (Poseidon, Polar Express, Daddy Day Care), and COLE and DYLAN SPROUSE as Jeremiah.