Film / Lovelace

Lovelace is a 2013 biopic about "Linda Lovelace" (real name Linda Boreman), the star of Deep Throat (1972). Deep Throat was the first "mainstream" pornographic film that featured characters, a plot, and passable production values. The movie became a something of a sensation in the early 1970s, and is one of the highest grossing pornographic films of all time. It stars Amanda Seyfried in the title role.

This movie provides examples of:

  • The '70s
  • Advertised Extra: The trailer lists Chloe Sevigny as one of the stars. In the theatrical release, she has about two lines.
  • Domestic Abuser
  • Leno Device: With Johnny Carson, to the horror of Linda Lovelace's mom.
  • Marital Rape License
  • Mood Whiplash: Starts off as something of a light-hearted, raunchy romp about the making of a porn star in the early 1970s. It turns much darker as we go back and see what "really" happened, according to Lovelace's last autobiography.
  • "Rashomon"-Style: The movie shows how Lovelace's assent to stardom appeared to outsiders (and the way she told the story in her first autobiography), then goes back and shows the same scenes (in addition to other scenes to provide context) as described in her last autobiography, Ordeal.