The long delayed big screen movie Lovelace – which originally had Lindsay Lohan cast as the titular title character – tells the story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.
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 giving blow jobs. 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.