LOVELACE is a biographical film about Linda Boreman, better known as porn actress Linda Lovelace, star of 1972’s Deep Throat. It covers the part of her life when she was “20 to 32”. Directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, and written by Andy Bellin, the film starring Amanda Seyfried and Peter Sarsgaard, alongside star-studded ensemble cast including James Franco, Hank Azaria, Bobby Cannavale, Sharon Stone, Juno Temple, Adam Brody, Eric Roberts, and Robert Patrick. It had its world premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
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 high-life when she fell for and married charismatic hustler Chuck Traynor. As Linda Lovelace she became an international sensation—less centerfold 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.