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A movie that deserves a bigger audience then it will get because of the subject. This is NOT porn. Think Boogie Nights. I say B.,
This review is from: Lovelace [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
"I spent exactly 17 days in the pornography industry and somehow these 17 days are supposed to define who I am for the rest of my life, but I hope that people can see me for who I really am." Linda Boreman (Seyfried) is a normal teenager in the sixties. She is a little naive and sheltered but nothing too extreme. When she meets a man named Chuck Traynor (Saragaard) he promises to take care of her and give her what she wants. Happy to be out of her parents house she gets married and things are looking up. When Chuck gets her a job she thinks its going to be fantastic. Little by little her life is taken away from her, then one day she fights back. This is first and foremost NOT a movie about pornography. This is a movie about a woman who becomes manipulated and controlled by a man she trusted and her fight to get someone to help her. While Seyfried does a good job in this it's nothing Oscar worthy but she does play it in a way that makes the movie very depressing and you really feel for her and want her to make it out. I could keep going on about this and many people won't watch just because they think it's something it isn't, but this is worth watching and a real women's lib type movie. Overall, if you liked Boogie Nights you will like this. I give it a B.
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Initial post: Oct 25, 2013 11:58:24 PM PDT
The film wasn't screened here but before I pay for it I'm curious as to whether it includes everything about Lovelace like anything with regard to the other people who state that she willingly performed in porn up to and including several films after leaving her husband or references the two books she wrote that were "pro porn?" Or is it just a biopic based on "Ordeal?"
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 27, 2013 10:41:47 PM PDT
Tony Heck says:
The movie starts with her meeting her husband Chuck Traynor and making Deepthroat up to her interview on Donahue and the book she wrote and her struggle to distance herself from the porn industry. Nothing about the other two films, neither of which are considered porn. The movie is based off the book Ordeal.
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