‘Lovelace’ Goes Deeper With Two New Trailers and a Teaser Poster

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Pornographic actress Linda Susan Boreman, better known by her screen name Linda Lovelace, found stardom in a strange place. In 1972, she played the lead in Deep Throat, an adult film that was shown in theaters and gained a substantial amount of mainstream appeal during the ‘sexual revolution’ of the era, along with later backlash of outrage and controversy. It also made hundreds of million of dollars during its theatrical run alone, far outstripping its modest $25,000 production costs.

Deep Throat itself was the subject of a 2005 documentary called Inside Deep Throat, which featured interviews with the film’s director, Gerard Damiano, and was narrated by Dennis Hopper. The latest film on the subject, however, is all about the star of Deep Throat and her life before and after making the film. Lovelace was directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, the team behind the camera of recent Allen Ginsberg biopic Howl, and features Amanda Seyfried in the starring role, with Peter Saarsgard as her abusive husband and manager, Chuck Traynor.

With Lovelace‘s limited theatrical release only a month away, production company RadiusTWC has released an international trailer along with a UK trailer and a rather provocative teaser poster. Watch the international trailer above, and check out the UK trailer and poster below.


 Lovelace Goes Deeper With Two New Trailers and a Teaser Poster



A clip towards the end of the international trailer also suggests that Lovelace will cover some of the actress’ life after quitting pornography, which is perhaps even more interesting than her career. In the 1980s, Boreman was a part of – and a symbol for – the anti-pornography movement, during which feminists in particular became divided over the subject of whether pornography was damaging to society, or an essential part of sexual freedom and expression.

This will likely end up being one of the main issues around which Lovelace is based, as the character is seen looking happy and liberated in photo shoots, but also suffering extreme abuse behind closed doors at the hands of her husband. According to the reviews from the film’s screening at Sundance, it is structured in a way that first shows the events of her life from a more public perspective, before going back to show the darker underbelly of the same scenes.

Amanda Seyfried as Linda Lovelace Lovelace Goes Deeper With Two New Trailers and a Teaser Poster

One thing that Lovelace definitely has going for it is a stellar cast: James Franco (who played Ginsberg in Howl) stars as a very young Hugh Hefner; Sharon Stone and Robert Patrick play Boreman’s horrified parents; Hank Azaria takes on the role of Damiano, and Adam Brody plays porn actor Harry Reems, who was later indicted by a federal court for conspiracy to distribute obscene material.

The topic of hardcore pornography and its place in society is a controversial one even to this day, and the filmmakers and stars have to be admired for taking on such a risky project. Share your thoughts on these two trailers, and the Linda Lovelace story, in the comments.


Lovelace will be out in limited release from August 9, 2013.

Source: RadiusTWC

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  1. Did you know President Nixon was not the quickest study when it came to porn movies? He had to see “Deep Throat” 3 times before he could get it down “Pat”!!!

    • You mean… get it down, fap?


      • hee-hee…for the uninitiated, “Pat” Nixon was Tricky Dicky’s wife!

  2. Woo-Hoo!

  3. “Poster girl for the sexual revolution”
    “One of the most popular movies of all time”
    “Her performance made her an icon”
    “Her courage made her a legend”

    This is hype that would be hard
    for Linda Lovelace to swallow.

    • (*gulp*)..yeah, you’re right!
      I remember one guy I went to high school with bragging, “I made Linda Lovelace choke!’, to which I replied, “Yes, and he only used his face!”

      • HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Might see this when it’s on TV because the subject matter might be a little too limited for major release.

    Her life seems so tragic, even before this movie was made (I wonder if they’ll mention her making a bestiality movie in her early porn career as an act of desperation when she needed money and wanted to break into Hollywood).

  5. This is what happens after Valjean’s death… he never knew that Marius wed Cosette only to abused her into Lovelace

  6. That article title is classic, lol.

  7. They should have just put Amanda Seyfried in a Deep Throat film. And I’m not talking about a remake of the Lovelace flick. ;)

    • You’re talking about a Man V Food: The Movie…..right?

      • If Seyfried is the food, then yes.

  8. Ok, first this is my first comment EVER on this site and probably like the fifth on the entire internet, but I just had to come out and say it, mainly because I never liked Seyfriend before, but this looks like this part will cement her career as a real actress (as opposed to just a face) and I don’t wanna jump the gun or anything, but Oscars anyone? Nomination for sure.

    • Welcome to Screen Rant, sir.

      And yeah, I completely agree with you. Was never a huge fan of Seyfried before, but she looks pretty great in this.

  9. Event Cinema’s in Sydney posted on facebook that it’s surprisingly sfw.

    Having said that no one knows if it will be released in Australia. I hope it does.

  10. I was considering seeing this with my boyfriend, but decided against it. I don’t need to see someone who has been physically and verbally as well as sexually abused. Of course, yes, she made her choice to go into the porn business and seemed to love it in the beginning, but to find out later on she did it to please her abusive husband and then had sex with a dog, that is beyond disgusting and I can’t think of anyone that would be interested in seeing this. I also am not 100% sure about the abuse. I have heard conflicting stories. I don’t care either way. It’s not something that should have ever been made. Linda Lovelace was never “the star”, the movie made her and chewed her up. There have been numerous other actors from the porn business that worked with her that made it big, Vanessa Del Rio was in Deep Throat also. It was her very first movie. Let’s do a movie about her life then. She has never complained about any abuse. I think Lovelace regretted her choices after her 15 minutes were up and deciced to blame her husband and the business for her failure.