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Lovelace (Rob Epstein/Jeffrey Friedman, 2013)

August 23, 2013

Lovelace

A very strong performance from Amanda Seyfried anchors this biopic of the most notorious period of Linda Boreman’s life, that of her troubled marriage to the abusive control-freak Chuck Traynor (the reliably unnerving Sarsgaard) and subsequent foray into pornography as Linda Lovelace, star of 1972’s infamous Deep Throat.

Painting a relatively light portrait of Linda’s journey from Floridian innocence to superstardom, albeit with certain marital tensions intact, the narrative later rewinds and exposes a much darker truth to prior incidental details, fully exposing Traynor’s violent tendencies and how he exploited and coerced his wife into both pornography and prostitution…

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