August 9, 2013
Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
MPAA Rating: N/A
Screenwriter: Merritt Johnson
Starring: James Franco, Peter Sarsgaard, Robert Patrick, Chris Noth, Bobby Cannavale, Chloë Sevigny, Adam Brody, Hank Azaria, Sharon Stone, Eric Roberts, Wes Bentley, Sarah Jessica Parker, Amanda Seyfried, Juno Temple
Copyright Holder: N/A
In 1972—before the internet, before the porn explosion—"Deep Throat" was a phenomenon: the first scripted pornographic theatrical feature film, featuring a story, some jokes, and an unknown and unlikely star, Linda Lovelace. Escaping a strict religious family, Linda discovered freedom and the high-life when she fell for and married charismatic hustler Chuck Traynor. As Linda Lovelace she became an international sensation—less centerfold fantasy than a charming girl-next-door with an impressive capacity for fellatio. Fully inhabiting her new identity, Linda became an enthusiastic spokesperson for sexual freedom and uninhibited hedonism. Six years later she presented another, utterly contradictory, narrative to the world—and herself as the survivor of a far darker story.