Deep Throat, the first pornographic feature film to be a mainstream success, was an international sensation in 1972 and made its star, Linda Lovelace, a media darling. Years later the “poster girl for the sexual revolution” revealed a darker side to her story.
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A bipolar biopic about 1970s porn star Linda Lovelace. In the first half we have the arise of her career in the pornographic world, while the second half replicates her life focusing on the troubled relationship with Chuck Traynor. Amanda Seyfried gives an approachable performance, but the script and direction can't go deep enough.
Not bad but not that great either. Lovelace didn't really get dark or go far enough but the decent cast kind of detracted from that. Overall it felt like a diet or lite version of Boogie Nights but its not like I expected much.
For once in my life I would like to see a strong woman be the victim.
I just returned from a screening of LOVELACE.
What I am angry about is shitty filmmaking which should not be seen as equitable with my opinions of Linda or her story. I’m angry that in Hollywood a woman can’t be both strong AND a victim...
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Interesting biography even if it didn't feel like a complete one - it starts to watch the shell of Lovelace's life (the fame and the success) to crush us with the dark truth. The way her life is deconstructed really adds meaning to the final message, even though it loses its strength in some odd way, not being truly effective.
An oddly shaped biopic that firstly shows the public veneer of the reluctant pornstar, and then very gradually the private suffering and strength of character that enabled her to get out of an abusive relationship. Seyfried is actually very good in the lead role, managing to balance naivety, fear and resolve convincingly; Sarsgaard, meanwhile, adds to the list of abusive men he has played over the last two decades.