From Mama Mia to Deep Throat

EW’s First Look at Amanda Seyfried as sex starlet

Linda Lovelace

This is Linda Boreman and her husband Chuck Traynor (Peter Sarsgaard) in happier times, before she would become known to the world as sex starlet Linda Lovelace through one of the earliest mainstream X-rated films, 1972′s Deep Throat. Later in life, Boreman (who died in 2002 at age 53) renounced her porn career and said she was pushed into it by Traynor, who beat and threatened her. While the world saw her as a fun-loving, sex-starved nymphomaniac, the reality of her off-screen ordeal is far darker and sadder than the fantasy she embodied.

The upcoming biopic LOVELACE will undoubtedly have a lot of sex and nudity, but it’s the soul of the X-rated star of 1972’s “Deep Throat” that Amanda Seyfried hopes to bear. Linda Lovelace (aka Linda Boreman) was a symbol of unfettered passion when porn became mainstream, but her back story is far darker.

 

In this exclusive EW photo, “Chuck has just gotten out of jail and told me that we are broke. We have nothing,” Seyfried says. “She’s worried about what measures he’ll take, what he’s capable of doing in this situation.” A life in the onscreen sex trade will follow-and Seyfried says she’s ready for what that will require of her. “The film will be both brazen and risque. It is very bold,” the 26-year-old says. “In order to fully share her story, I’ve never been more ready and willing to explore these dark and emotional circumstances.”

The movie is currently in production and doesn’t have a release date. Demi Moore, Adam Brody, and Eric Roberts recently joined the cast, alongside Sharon Stone, Juno Temple, Wes Bentley, Hank Azaria, Robert Patrick, Bobby Cannavale, and Chris Noth. Lovelace is being directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, best known for another counter-culture movie, the Allen Ginsberg film Howl. Meanwhile, another film about Lovelace, Inferno, is currently in production starring Malin Ackerman.

Entertainment Weekly
Anthony Breznican

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