Release Date: August 9, 2013
Director: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Screenwriter: Merritt Johnson
Cast: Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, Sharon Stone, Juno Temple, Wes Bentley, Hank Azaria, Bobby Cannavale, Chris Noth, Robert Patrick, James Franco, Eric Roberts, Adam Brody, Chloe Sevigny, Sarah Jessica Parker
Genre: Biography, Drama
Synopsis: Based on Eric Danville’s bio “The Complete Linda Lovelace.” The film follows Linda Boreman’s rise to fame as iconic porn star Linda Lovelace of 1972’s “Deep Throat,” and her subsequent transformation into feminist, anti-porn activist Linda Marchiano. The story is told through the perspective of three interviewers at various stages of her life.
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 highlife 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.
Clip – Chuck’s Home Movies
Clip – Linda’s Photoshoot
Clip – Welcome to Your Party
Clip -Amanda Seyfried, Adam Brody
Clip – Amanda Seyfried, Juno Temple