Lovelace

Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman + Lovelace
Monday, September 26 th, 2016 at 00:09 am Joy Meter
Director (s):
Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Starring:
Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, Juno Temple
Genre:
Biography
Theme:
Drama

Lovelace is Amanda Seyfried playing Linda Lovelace, who became famous as the number 1 pornstar in the world, because DeepThroat was considered the Gone With the Wind of pornography. So Seyfried is in a difficult parenting situation with her mother and father, who are played respectfully by Sharon Stone (who’s awful) and Robert Patrick (who’s terrific). As it turns out, Linda got pregnant when she was 18 and her mother tricked her into giving the baby away, cause she thought she was signing a note for circumcision. So she was hanging out with her friend Juno Temple (who plays the same role she plays in every movie, but is effective here) who is wilder than her, due to Linda being constantly up tight and straight laced after losing her baby. She is also a little too naive to be believable to a certain extent. Peter Sarsgaard plays Chuck Trainer, a charming man who took her away from her parents and got her into drugs, oral sex, pornography, and prostitution. There’s a great cast in this film. Chris Noth plays the head of the pornographers, Bobby Cannavale plays a movie director, and Eric Roberts has a cammeo of a guy who gives Linda a Polygraph at some point. So it’s a great cast of people who keep popping up and being adorable. It’s both suggestive and a great cast, but my only complaint with it is that the directors play Linda as so naive, and that none of this was her and that she was completely victimized. It even becomes cringe worthy at some points. It is an interesting piece of history though. 3 stars.

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