1972’s Deep Throat was infamous for being one of the first pornographic feature films that at least attempted to introduce basic film elements like character and plot development along with the typical sex scenes. Despite facing a large number of obscenity charges, the film helped pave the way for “smarter” porn films and also brought stardom to the lead actress, Linda Lovelace.
Lovelace, co-directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (Howl), is a biopic about Lovelace’s rise to stardom during her 20s to her 30s. Amanda Seyfried (Mean Girls) stars as the titular Lovelace, and is accompanied by Peter Sarsgaard (Jarhead), James Franco (This is the End), Juno Temple (Killer Joe), Adam Brody (Gilmore Girls), Hank Azaria (The Simpsons), Sharon Stone (Basic Instinct), and more.
If dramatic biopics about porn stars turned anti-porn activists are the types of films you like, then you’ll definitely want to catch Lovelace when it dances into theaters this August 9th.