“LOVELACE” – Amanda Seyfried, James Franco & Hank Azaria: Bio on ‘Deep Throat’ Porn Star

Deep Throat, the first pornographic feature film to be a mainstream success, made its star, Linda Lovelace, a media darling. Years later the "poster girl for the sexual revolution" revealed a darker side to her story.

Deep Throat, the first pornographic feature film to be a mainstream success, made its star, Linda Lovelace (SEYFRIED), a media darling. Years later the “poster girl for the sexual revolution” revealed a darker side to her story.

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.

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