THE 70’s IN A MORE DRAMATIC COMPELLING BEAT THAT IS A BIOPIC OF LINDA LOVELACE’S LIFE
Lovelace the real life drama of the 70’s. Deep Throat star Linda Lovelace and the looping plot dignifies the elegance of portraying the hidden life of Lovelace.
Naive Linda (Amanda Seyfried) marries demanding Chuck Traynor (Peter Sarsgaard) and discovers success by appearing in X-rated film Deep Throat. After the success, Linda tries to escape her violent husband and writes a book exposing his abuse and her unwilling involvement in the porn industry.
The plot structure creates the brilliance essence of the film, by starting the film with the 70’s disco atmosphere and Linda’s showbiz success. Then fast-forwarding to six years later, through a lie detector test, Linda reveals the more brutal, abusive and exploited part of her life while obeying Chuck’s wishes of her becoming a porn star.
The story shows the different sides to Linda Lovelace and how she is perceived by different people, realising that the only positive man in her life is Mafia-associated producer Anthony Romano (Chris Noth).
Lovelace brings the 70’s to life but the compelling biopic of Linda Lovelace can be seen incomplete, as we do not see the full Lovelace story. Lovelace’s life as a spokesperson for an anti-pornography movement is not seen or spoken of and the nastier take of Linda’s abused life feels restricted.
Amanda Seyfried portrays Linda Lovelace excellently and shows both her vulnerable and strong side, while giving a remarkable performance. There are also vibrant supporting characters; Linda’s friend Patsy (Juno Temple), Director Gerard (Hank Azaria), Deep Throat co-star Harry (Adam Brody), Linda’s Mother Dorothy (Sharon Stone) and Hugh Hefner (James Franco).
Lovelace is not all about showbiz and orgasms; it is about the exploitation and brutal story of Linda Lovelace’s life, all the while bringing the disco scene to a more dramatic focus.
SUBBER’S NOTES: Avoid repetition ‘the looping story’, used twice. Not even sure what you mean by that.
Date Publish of review - 25/08/2021