Published on July 10th, 2013 | by Allan Brown
Lovelace directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman tells the infamous story of Linda Boreman (Amanda Seyfried), the woman who would become famous for her porn career under the name Linda Lovelace.
In 1972—before the internet, before the porn explosion—Deep Throat was a phenomenon: the first scripted pornographic theatrical feature film, featuring a story, some jokes, and an unknown and unlikely star, Linda Lovelace. Escaping a strict religious family, Linda discovered freedom and the high-life when she fell for and married charismatic hustler Chuck Traynor. As Linda Lovelace she became an international sensation—less centerfold fantasy than a charming girl-next-door with an impressive capacity for fellatio. Fully inhabiting her new identity, Linda became an enthusiastic spokesperson for sexual freedom and uninhibited hedonism. Six years later she presented another, utterly contradictory, narrative to the world—and herself as the survivor of a far darker story.
Director: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Cast: Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, Sharon Stone, Robert Patrick, Juno Temple, Adam Brody, Wes Bentley, Eric Robert, James Franco, Chris Noth, Bobby Cannaval, Hank Azaria, Debi Mazar, Cory Hardrict, Chloë Sevigny