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First Trailer For Lovelace Starring Amanda Seyfried

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Linda Lovelace was one of America’s first porn icons, and later became an ardent anti-porn advocate and symbol of second chances. With high star power and drama to spare, the upcoming movie Lovelace seeks to tell the story of this complex figure.

Lovelace was born Linda Boreman to a working class family in the Bronx. Her father was a police officer. After the family moved to Florida, Boreman became involved with Chuck Traynor and moved back to New York. Traynor and Boreman married in 1971, and Boreman began performing in adult films directed by Traynor. Lovelace became a household name upon the release of Deep Throat, one of the first adult films to achieve mainstream success.

Traynor was violent and abusive throughout their relationship; Boreman would allege later in life that Traynor beat her, raped her, forced her into prostitution, and forced her to perform in porn.

After leaving the adult film industry in the late 70′s, Boreman’s life continued to be plagued by drugs and unhappiness, but she achieved some level of stability as years went on. In 1980, she went public with a memoir exposing the abuses she’d suffered, and joined the feminist anti-porn movement. Boreman was killed in a car accident in 2002.

Amanda Seyfried seems effortless in these brief clips. Seyfried’s bona fides in supporting roles hasn’t yet translated to success in leading roles, but maybe this film- which screened at Sundance and has many of the trappings of indie Oscar bait- will be the ticket. Peter Sarsgaard is in his element playing a violent creep. The cast also includes Sharon Stone, James Franco, Chris Noth, Adam Brody, Chloe Sevigny, Bobby Cannavale, and Juno Temple, who is awesome and should be in more things.

The movie is unusual not only for having two directors, but for both men having only directed one narrative feature before this. Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman had directed several documentaries together before making 2010′s Howl, starring Franco as Allen Ginsberg during the poet’s 1958 obscenity trial.

What do you think of the first look at Lovelace?

 

 

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