Lovelace

  • 18
  • Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman (2013)
  • US
  • 89 min
Film Review
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3 out of 5

Amanda Seyfried shimmers in this entertainingly sleazy, star-studded take on the late porn star Linda Lovelace's "true story". Growing up in a strict household headed by her stringent mother (Sharon Stone, virtually unrecognisable), Lovelace marries abusive Chuck Traynor (Peter Sarsgaard), a lowlife who forces her into pornographic films. Deep Throat makes her a star but the marital and career abuse continues. Humanising the story is Seyfried's remarkable performance along with Hank Azaria as porn director Gerry Damiano. A cleaned-up version of reality, Lovelace is a surprisingly watchable and endearingly heartbreaking swipe at the truth.

Plot Summary

Biopic of 1970s porn star Linda Lovelace, contrasting her glamorous reputation following the release of groundbreaking adult movie Deep Throat - which made her an international star - to the dark account of exploitation and abuse she revealed to the world years later. Starring Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, Sharon Stone and Robert Patrick.

Cast and crew

Cast

Linda Boreman, "Linda Lovelace"
Amanda Seyfried
Chuck Traynor
Peter Sarsgaard
Jerry Damiano
Hank Azaria
Thomas
Wes Bentley
Harry Reems
Adam Brody
Butchie Peraino
Bobby Cannavale
Hugh Hefner
James Franco
Dolly
Debi Mazar
Anthony Romano
Christopher Noth
John Boreman
Robert Patrick
Nat Laurendi
Eric Roberts
Feminist journalist
Chloë Sevigny
Dorothy Boreman
Sharon Stone
Patsy
Juno Temple

Crew

Director
Rob Epstein
Director
Jeffrey Friedman

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Lions Gate UK Ltd
Guidance: 
Contains violence and sex scenes.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 23 Aug 2013
Certificate 18
Categories
Drama

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