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The Truth Goes Deeper Than You Think: Lovelace


 “She had the looks

She had the talent

She had the name”

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.

With a cast including Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, Juno Temple, Sharon Stone, James Franco and Chloë Sevigny this is sure to be one hell of a wild ride!

The official UK trailer has only just been released so sit back, relax and enjoy some deep throat action…

Lovelace opens in UK cinemas 23 August.

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