Last Friday (17) Winona attended a celebration for ‘Manchester By The Sea’ Director/Screenwriter/Playwright Kenneth Lonergan’s caricature unveiling at Sardis in New York. We finally managed to add high quality pictures in our gallery.
Well, first, let me explain: this website was created back in 2004, when we was lacking an online archive with Winona information (specially being in a very complicated period of her life and career when fans couldn’t get proper news that was not gossips). Despite having revamped the gallery once or twice, we’re still lacking a lot, including better organization.
Last week I was browsing around, and saw we still have a lot of MQ sized pictures, some tagged pictures, duplicated pictures, and mostly pictures I collected wasn’t still added in our archive. So I decided to work a little bit
for a change, and complete our archive the best I can.
I will be redoing our entire public appearances category. Will remove all pictures and re-add, replacing for HQ/untagged pictures. Some, of course, will remain in small sizes because, as I said, the website is old and probably we won’t find them online anymore to replace, but some new/exclusive ones will also be added.
The first batch contains over 700 HQ pictures covering the years between 1987-1992. Some pictures are really exclusive on the quality we’re posting, so enjoy!
Other albums from 1994-2015 to be updated in the upcoming weeks. Keep checking and don’t forget to follow us on twitter @winonaforever_.
Winona attended last night the annual Golden Globe awards, accompanied by long time boyfriend Scott Mackinlay Hahn. She was nominated as Best Actress in a Drama TV Series for her work in Stranger Things – the award goes to Claire Foy instead.
Winona was stunning in a Viktor & Rolf Soir gown, and also stepped by the Netflix after party as well. Check in our gallery the first batch of pictures.
I updated the gallery with 3 HQ portraits taken during a press junket back in 1996 to promote ‘How to Make an American Quilt’.
Winona attended last night in New York a screening for Jim Jarmusch’s new film Paterson. She was looking great, wearing the iconic Tom Waits t-shirt. Check the first batch of HQ’s added in our gallery:
JT Leroy, for the uninitiated, was a super-hip trans teen novelist who CONQUERED the literary world in the early 2000s. Later, it came to light that JT was actually two women; writer Laura Albert who wrote under the pseudonym and Savannah Knoop who portrayed him for public appearances. LeRoy was the “author” of the novel which based a film Winona did in 2004, The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things, but before the movie was released, it emerged that “she” didn’t exist. You can read a lot more about such events in this Guardian article.
Earlier this year a documentary –Author: The J.T. Leroy Story – premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. It showed how Albert, a San Francisco punk rocker and phone sex operator, created created the character and managed to build such a celebrity following. Winona has a scene in the documentary since she was one of the artists that admired LeRoy and also did an appearance, in 2003, to a Public Theater event in their honor.
Check the documentary synopsis:
On January 9, 2006, The New York Times sent shockwaves through the literary world when it unmasked “it boy” wunderkind JT LeRoy, whose tough prose about a sordid childhood had captivated icons and luminaries internationally. It turned out LeRoy didn’t actually exist. He was the creative expression of 40-year-old San Francisco former phone-sex operator turned housewife, Laura Albert. Author: The JT LeRoy Story takes us down the infinitely fascinating rabbit hole of how Laura Albert—like a Cyrano de Bergerac on steroids—breathed not only words, but life, into her avatar for a decade. Albert’s epic and entertaining account plunges us into a glittery world of rock shows, fashion events, and the Cannes red carpet where LeRoy becomes a mysterious sensation. As she recounts this astonishing odyssey, Albert also reveals the intricate web spun by irrepressible creative forces within her. Her extended and layered JT LeRoy performance still infuriates many; but according to Albert, channeling her brilliant fiction through another identity was the only possible path to self-expression. JTLeroyStory.com
My friend Mariana sent me screen captures of Winona’s scene in the documentary. Check it below: