Movie review – Lovelace

Preston, England
September 18, 2015 7:18pm CST
Spoiler alerts A 2013 movie about the sad life of Linda Lovelace, star of the notorious 1972 erotic movie, Deep Throat, and her later fall from grace. The story is given twice, first revelling in her success, rebellion against her strict parents, descent into hedonism and her sudden rise to fame in an unusually well scripted 1970’s porn-flick that changed the whole genre and gave its name to the figure who brought down Nixon after Watergate. The second telling has Lovelace depicted more naively exploited and abused, during and after filming by her husband, before her dramatic escape. This version of events was based on her own claims when she turned on the entire adult only movie industry but it is widely discredited. Lovelace is disjointed and actually very dull. It lacks any real sexuality at all, and few characters are remotely likeable. The film claims her work on Deep Throat was her only porn film, but she also appeared in its several obscure roles in such films before then, its direct sequel and a few minor movies too, as well as appearing in some high profile porn mags. Her story is a sad one that deserves a far better telling than this, despite a strong central performance by Amanda Seyfried. Arthur Chappell
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@allen0187 (33142)
• Philippines
19 Sep 15
I remember watching this movie. Got bored and then switched to watching 'Deep Throat' and other movies of the [i][ehem/i]... same genre.
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• Preston, England
19 Sep 15
Not actually seen Deep Throat itself
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@allen0187 (33142)
• Philippines
20 Sep 15
@arthurchappell you should just for its 'historical' and 'commercial' value/significance.
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• Preston, England
20 Sep 15
@allen0187 that would be my excuse yes, and actually it would be true in many respects.
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@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
19 Sep 15
Is that the one that had Chris Noth in it in a sleazy suit? I watched it for him but it was an awful download with subtitles saying door opens and creaks.
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@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
19 Sep 15
@arthurchappell He was a brave man to don that hideous suit in shiny blue. Actually it was about the only thing I recall from the film but I downloaded it the day it was released.
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@gudheart (12752)
19 Sep 15
I am not keen Amanda Seyfried as an actress, she never really acts that well in movies.
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• Preston, England
19 Sep 15
I thought she coped ok in this with poor material. She does develop Lovelace's changing attitude to her life quite well
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@skysnap (17819)
19 Sep 15
I too have seen the movie. I think it was very awful journey for her. I am sure that if she made some good choices in her life. She won't be lived like that. In case it was a a nice movie to watch and it shows the side of life that people are totally unsure of.
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• Shreveport, Louisiana
19 Sep 15
Never heard of this movie, but it sounds interesting. May check it out!
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