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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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John Boreman
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Anthony Romano
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Gerry Damiano
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Nat Laurendi
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Sammy Davis Jr. (as Ronald Pritchard)
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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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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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8 August 2013 (Croatia)  »

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Gili gerkle  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$354,784 (USA) (30 August 2013)
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Reunites Hank Azaria and Peter Sarsgaard who previously appeared in Shattered Glass (2003). Both films were based on real events and in both movies Sarsgaard plays a character named Chuck. See more »

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During one party scene set in 1970, Elvin Bishop's "Fooled Around And Fell In Love" plays on the radio. The song was released in 1976. See more »

Quotes

Chuck: Fifty, maybe a hundred thousand.
Linda: To do another fuck film?
Chuck: No, Linda, it's Shakespeare. I told them you do a great English accent, particularly with a cock down your throat.
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Features Donahue: Episode dated 14 February 1980 (1980) See more »

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Panhandle Stomp
Written by Johnny Schnell
Published by Engine Co 30 Music Publishing (BMI)
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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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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