Director: Roland Emmerich
Starring: Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx
Lovelace is a biographical drama revolving around 70's porn star sensation Linda Lovelace who starred in Deep Throat, the first scripted adult movie phenomenon which allegedly went on to earn US$600 million. Many believe the enormous popularity of Linda Lovelace and her movie single handedly led the sexual revolution of the 1970's.
Linda Lovelace (Seyfried), formerly known as Linda Boreman, yearned to escape her strict religious family and realised her chance when she met hustler Chuck Traynor (Sarsgaard). They were soon married and he introduced her into the seedy world of pornography. He became coercive, physically and mentally abusive, forcing her at gunpoint into prostitution and organising her to be gang raped for money.
Actress Amanda Seyfried was brave accepting the role of Linda Lovelace which involves graphic nudity and sexual scenes which leave nothing to the imagination. She delivers a powerful performance and works well with Sarsgaard and the supporting cast led by an unrecognisable Sharon Stone as her mother. Camp and contrived at times there's more in this low budget feature than the story of Lovelace's involvement in pornography.
It's a look into her tortured world - of her plight to escape the horrors of domestic violence – the desperation to take control of her life and the suffocating need for change and redemption. Linda Lovelace's earnings from her short career in pornography amounted to a meagre US$2500. Seventeen days in the adult porn industry unjustifiably defined who she was for life, even though she spent the next 20 years fighting against domestic violence and pornography. JAKE