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This is a movie that's easy to underrate, especially if you don't watch the entire thing. It's the story of Linda Lovelace, who became an overnight celebrity in 1972 after starring in a porn film ("Deep Throat") her husband helped produce, and which had unprecedented popularity that took the film, and Lovelace, into mainstream fame.
What's interesting about the movie, Lovelace, is how LL's story is told twice. In the first version, which I think of as "the porn version," we see the story that was fed to the press: Linda Lovelace as a happy, sexually liberated young woman who found making pornography fun. In the second version, we see the reality, the same story from Linda Lovelace's point of view, revealing how she'd been abused and manipulated by her coercive husband and his associates, not to mention defrauded of any money her films made.
Linda Lovelace finally left the pornography profession and her husband, and became an anti-porn crusader. This movie gives a great deal of insight into her experience, and also into the way pornography often exploits and misrepresents women.
Pretty good movie about how Linda was suck in to porn and the abuse she took from her scum of the earth husband!
A surprisingly strong biopic about sensitive subject matter, LOVELACE is the story of famed Deep Throat adult film actress Linda Lovelace and her relationship with Chuck Traynor, chronicling her messy life from 21 onward. Definitely worth the watch, Amanda Seyfried proves why she's a star in this sensitive ode to a young woman thrust into the world of porn.
The movie has too many stars and the script not enough substance . Certainly there was more to Lovelace than her stint in the adult film industry.
I had heard of this person but knew very little about her so I was interested. the story line and the facts about her life and how she finally found happiness and got out of the trade was interesting. All in All if you lived at the same time and heard about her its worthwhile to find out more.
Fairly good telling of a true but sad story. I thought it jumped around a bit too much, and was too short. The music was great however, and it did a good job in re-creating the 70's atmosphere.
Excellent cast and a gripping story. Good to know about the slimy underbelly of our multi-billion dollar porn industry.
Enjoyed the film, but not superthrilled.
Seyfried did a good job with the film, and the dark side of her story was compelling, but I kept waiting for her bite off her husband's manhood. I know it didn't happen, but cannot reconcile the pain she felt with her willingness to stay with her abuser.
It's funny how someone who wasn't there wants to say "claims what happened" vs "what everyone knows what happened", as supposedly saint mirin states. Why are you a saint with judging someone else's life when you weren't there living it. People live through abuse all the time without the whole world seeing it. Leave judgement to G-d. A sad tale of Linda's life. Hopefully she found her happiness in the end.
This movie is riveting and is not for the faint of heart. I also learned that we should never judge another person until we know their full story.
A well-acted and remarkable film with two versions about the origins of the iconic landmark porno 'DeepThroat'. It views like a feature film,.. yet its unique flavor reflects that it was directed by two documentary film-makers. ( Kev's PICkS: For another movie about porno film-making,.. try 'Boogie Nights'.)
WHAT A SHOCKING STORY.
HOW DID SHE KEEP FROM GETTING PREGNANT AND STD'S?
I NEVER DID SEE DEEP THROAT
WHICH CAME OUT IN 1972.
SHE WENT FROM A STAR TO A VICTIM. APPRECAITED THE FILL IN FOOTAGE WITH PHIL DONAHUE.
This took me by surpise. After 45 minutes, the movie changes and becomes really serious. Not just a story about a porn actress. It becomes the story behind the story which has very serious issues. Based on a true story and someone who survived the industry - two thumbs up. Just hard to watch sweet Amanda try to be a bad girl.
In my opinion, not a bad movie. There are of course scenes I'd rather go without seeing or were along the line of TMI but that was to be expected, given what this movie is about. The film starts with the "happy" version first, then gradually transitions to the more intense, behind closed doors, "what you don't want anybody to see" version. You basically see Linda Lovelace's life from the time she was 20 or 21 to her early 30's and how she got to the point of publishing her book and telling her story.
Poorly written and directed. The film doesn't even choose a version - it alternates between what most people believe happened and what Linda later claimed actually did happen. It doesn't answer anything and there's no real storyline. You barely get a glimpse of her life. Also, very poor casting choice with Amanda Seyfried - she looks nothing at all like Linda.
Interesting biopic. I knew her name, but nothing of Linda Lovelace's story. Amanda Seyfried did a fine job portraying her.