Here's the first trailer for the Linda Lovelace biopic Lovelace, which follows the life of Linda Boreman, and her 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."
I had a chance to see this film at Sundance earlier this year, and it's a really well made film that deals with the heavy subject matter of violence against women. You can read my review of the film here, or you can watch our video review here.
Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman directed the drama, which also stars
Peter Sarsgaard, Sharon Stone, Juno Temple, Wes Bentley, Hank Azaria, Bobby Cannavale, Chris Noth, Robert Patrick, James Franco, Eric Roberts, Adam Brody, Chloe Sevigny, and Sarah Jessica Parker.
The movie comes out on August 9th. Like I said, it's a good movie, but hard to recommend because it's pretty depressing. It does end on a positive note, though.
In 1972—long before the Internet porn explosion of today—Deep Throat became a cultural phenomenon. As the first pornographic feature film to be embraced by mainstream audiences, Deep Throat took a multitude of risks: it boasted a plot, humor, and an unknown and unlikely star named Linda Lovelace.
Lovelace tells the story behind the phenomenon. Fleeing her strict religious family, Linda Boreman falls for charismatic hustler Chuck Traynor, who launches her pornography career. Reborn as “Linda Lovelace,” the charming girl next door skyrockets to international sensation with her uncanny capacity for fellatio. Fully inhabiting this new identity, Linda becomes a spokesperson for sexual freedom and hedonism. But six years later, she reveals a far more sinister narrative—the dark secrets of her own life story.
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