We may not be getting as Linda Lovelace in Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story, but we're definitely getting as the iconic pornographic actress in Lovelace. The movie has been getting decidedly mixed reviews, but the film's new trailer has me highly intrigued. Take a look:
Deep Throat, a film about a woman with a clitoris in the back of her mouth, is one of the most successful movies of all time. Made on a budget of $25,000, the film eventually grossed $600 million, made Lovelace a sexual revolution icon, and prompted conservative politicians' war on smut. Lovelace went on to claim that she was forced into doing the film (at gunpoint) and was a victim of severe psychological and physical abuse. In the 1980s, she became an anti-porn advocate.
The 2005 documentary Inside Deep Throat chronicled the film's success and conservative outrage, but I found this documentary on YouTube that takes a look at Lovelace's evolution from sexually free girl to battered victim. It's intense.