A compelling and stark tell-all of the life and struggles of porno icon Linda Lovelace, opening August 16!
"Lovelace is a porn biopic that gets under your skin, with a revelatory performance by Amanda Seyfried as Linda Lovelace"
- Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"A miserable, dispiriting story, but done so well that the experience is galvanizing, not depressing."
- Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"Perfectly cast, acutely rendered drama based on the true story... delivers big-time as it captures recognizable characters from the seedy ’70s."
- Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal International
"A movie about the chasm between public perception and private experience..."
- Manohla Dargis, New York Times
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.