The 1972 pornographic film Deep Throat made headway (no pun intended) as the first film of its kind to feature a plot, earned $100 million – or $600 million, depending on whom you believe – and ultimately became an unforgettable piece of pop culture. But what you see in the film, its reception and figures in no way represent what was going on behind the camera, and director Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedmans Lovelace is here to shed some light on just that.
Amanda Seyfried leads as Linda Lovelace. While she may have become a household name for her sexual freedom and talents, growing up, Linda was an innocent young girl who always obeyed her parents strict curfew. That is until Chuck Traynor (Peter Sarsgaard) walked into her life. Chuck took Linda under his wing, made her his adoring wife, and, ultimately, turned her into a star. But despite the fact that Linda essentially capitulated the couple to fame, money, and success, Chuck always wanted more, even if more came at Lindas expense.
With Lovelace opening in select cities on Friday, August 9, a number of cast members hit the New York press circuit to talk about their real life counterparts, have fun with their characters outrageous sexual exploits, and also discuss the serious and often disturbing situations Linda finds herself in.
Catch what Seyfried, Sarsgaard, Adam Brody (as Deep Throat co-star Harry Reems), Debi Mazar (Deep Throat co-star, Dolly Sharp), Hank Azaria (Deep Throat director Gerry Damiano) and Chris Noth (Deep Throat financier Anthony Romano) had to say about that and more in the video player below.
Lovelace will get a limited release on Friday, August 9.