Lovelace

Lovelace

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Lovelace

Amanda Seyfried (Les Misérables) is Linda Lovelace in this biopic of the '70s porn star who became a household name thanks to Deep Throat - the film that opened the middle-class' eyes to pornography. Co-stars Juno Temple, Sharon Stone and Peter Sarsgaard (Jarhead).

In 1972, Deep Throat was a phenomenon: the first scripted pornographic theatrical feature film, featuring a story, some jokes, and an unknown and unlikely star in Lovelace. Escaping a strict religious family, she discovered the high-life when she fell for and married charismatic hustler Chuck Traynor (Sarsgaard). 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, Lovelace became an enthusiastic spokesperson for sexual freedom and uninhibited hedonism. Six years later she presented another, utterly contradictory, narrative as the survivor of a darker story.

2013Rating: MA15+, Strong themes, sex scenes and drug use93 minsUSA
BiographyDramaTrue Story & Biography
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Variety

Variety

press

Reducing an immensely disturbing, politically byzantine tale to a series of cartoonish vignettes, this celeb-studded biopic squanders a gutsy performance by Amanda Seyfried.

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Total Film

Total Film

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Seyfried and Sarsgaard excel in a biopic that focuses on the hard times rather than the hardcore, and leaves you feeling that there's a lot more to say.

3.0
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Time Out

Time Out

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Don't look to this skin-deep biopic to offer any insights beyond the head-slappingly superficial.

2.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

There's a lot in this story about victimization and agency that Mr. Epstein and Mr. Friedman never satisfactorily address.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

May be a little contrived and unoriginal as drama, but it's a useful exercise in de-sentimentalisation.

3.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Smartly done account of the trials and tribulations of the first porn star.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

An entertaining, provocative biopic with good performances and many strong scenes - but it still doesn't feel like the full Lovelace story.

3.0
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Variety

Variety

press

Reducing an immensely disturbing, politically byzantine tale to a series of cartoonish vignettes, this celeb-studded biopic squanders a gutsy performance by Amanda Seyfried.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Seyfried and Sarsgaard excel in a biopic that focuses on the hard times rather than the hardcore, and leaves you feeling that there's a lot more to say.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Don't look to this skin-deep biopic to offer any insights beyond the head-slappingly superficial.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

There's a lot in this story about victimization and agency that Mr. Epstein and Mr. Friedman never satisfactorily address.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

May be a little contrived and unoriginal as drama, but it's a useful exercise in de-sentimentalisation.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Smartly done account of the trials and tribulations of the first porn star.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

An entertaining, provocative biopic with good performances and many strong scenes - but it still doesn't feel like the full Lovelace story.

3.0
0

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