Still Images of 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.
Amanda Seyfried (Les Miserables, Jennifer’s Body) as Linda Lovelace
Peter Sarsgaard as Chuck Traynor
Juno Temple as Patsy
Sharon Stone (Casino, Alpha Dog) as Dorothy Boreman
Robert Patrick (Walk the Line) as John J. Boreman
Chris Noth (Sex and the City) as Anthony Romano
Adam Brody (The Ten) as Harry Reems
Hank Azaria (The Simpsons) as Jerry Damiano
Wes Bentley as Larry Marchiano
James Franco (In the Valley of Elah) as Hugh Hefner
I was quite surprised how interested I am to see this film. Based on the content, I am pretty sure that people will check it out. Linda Lovelace was popular for her adult films (none of which I have seen), but she’s even more popular for the story behind her image and her films. While I don’t think I would have ever even considered Amanda Seyfried for such a role, the trailer makes it look like she gives a knockout performance. I guess only time will tell how true that is.
Will you be watching when this comes out?