Lovelace (2014) Production Notes


Release Date: 2014-01-31

From Academy Award® winning directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (HOWL, THE CELLULOID CLOSET) comes the true story of fame, abuse and betrayal set against the sexual revolution of the 1970s. Starring Amanda Seyfried and Golden Globe nominee Peter Sarsgaard, along with an all-star cast including Emmy Award winner Hank Azaria, Wes Bentley, Adam Brody, Emmy winner Bobby Cannavale, Academy Award® nominee James Franco, Debi Mazar, Golden Globe nominee Chris Noth, Robert Patrick, Eric Roberts, Academy Award® nominee Sharon Stone, Academy Award® nominee Chloe Sevigny and Juno Temple.

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 centrefold 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.



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