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Lovelace (2013)

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The story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.


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The story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.

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The truth goes deeper than you think. See more »


Biography | Drama

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Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language, drug use and some domestic violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 August 2013 (Croatia)  »

Also Known As:

Gili gerkle  »

Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$184,536 (USA) (9 August 2013)


$354,784 (USA) (30 August 2013)

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Olivia Wilde was considered for the lead role, but she declined due to scheduling conflicts. See more »


When the door is opened at hotel after the beach scene, the door handle has a magnetic key card slot, specifically a Ving Card 980 not released until the mid-to-late 1990s. See more »


Linda: I had the misfortune of meeting Chuck Traynor, but it didn't start out like you're describing. He was a gentleman when I first met him. He was always opening doors for me and lighting my cigarettes and he was very charming when he wanted to be... and I was young, you know, I was twenty-one when I went to live with him... and it wasn't until after that, that things just started to change. He started talking about different sexual things, things that I had never heard of before, things that I - I...
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"How's it feel to be the poster girl for the Sexual Revolution?"
16 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The general quality of both the acting and cinematography is fair to middlin', nothing spectacular. Juno Temple, Sharon Stone, and Robert Patrick, however, all give notable performances as, respectively, Linda's buddy and her cold, distant, puritanical parents. LOVELACE captures the atmosphere of the '70s pretty decently. The story's broken up, and some of the time-lapses are quite jarring. Still, the flashbacks do allow for some elements of surprise if you're not already familiar with the details of Linda's life (as I wasn't).

The end of the film is what really redeems it. LOVELACE's best single aspect is its portrayal of the porno film industry and how the exploitation often goes much deeper than simply pressuring naive young ladies into being filmed doing things they loathe doing. There are, of course, many sides to any story: Some will like the slant LOVELACE takes; others inevitably won't. The makers of this film may have gone a bit too far in portraying Linda Boreman/Lovelace as a completely innocent girl-next-door who just happened to fall in with the wrong guy and his crowd, but I can see how that was hard to avoid.

Considering the subject matter, there is very little graphic sex/nudity, and it was obviously wise to avoid making an admonitory bio-drama about a porn star into a porno film in its own right.

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