Linda Lovelace was a hugely successful pornographic actress who hit global stardom with her 1972 hardcore film 'Deep Throat'. Although apparently happy, feisty and at ease on the surface, she suffered severe abuse and violence at the hands of her husband and manager Chuck Traynor who forced her into the sex industry at gunpoint; a stark contrast to her previous life, being well-known by her friends for keeping all her previous boyfriends at a good distance. While she apparently seemed to enjoy the highlife of national and international stardom, she made attempts to quit pornography to the anger of Traynor, who did everything he could to frighten her into submission. A vulnerable woman who spent her life being used, and who would go on to be a key figure in later anti-pornography movements.
'Lovelace' is the extraordinary biopic of one of the world's biggest pornstars and what was really happening behind closed doors with her and her management. It has been directed by Jeffrey Friedman ('The Celluloid Closet', 'Paragraph 175') and Rob Epstein ('The Times of Harvey Milk', 'Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt'), and written by Andy Bellin ('Trust') and is set to hit cinema screens on August 23rd 2013.
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