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Blu-ray Review: 'Lovelace'

November 5th, 2013 12:10pm EST
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Ready to go deep into a cautionary tale of the adult industry?  Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "Lovelace" out now from Anchor Bay Home Entertainment.  We review the ups and downs below!

 

   

   Title: "Lovelace"

   Grade: 3 1/2

   Cast: Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, Chris Noth

   Director: Rob Epstein / Jeffrey Friedman

   Rating: R

   Running Time: 93 Minutes

   Release Company: Anchor Bay Entertainment

   Website: www.anchorbayent.com

 

The Flick: "Lovelace," as staged by directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, packs quite an emotion...
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Check Out 'Lovelace' On DVD, Blu-ray & More Nov. 5

November 3rd, 2013 6:36am EST
Lovelace
In 1972, before the internet and before the porn explosion, "Deep Throat" was a phenomenon: the first scripted XXX 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.

After struggling to break free from Traynor whose endless abuse nearly kill...
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Adam Brody Loved His Porn Moustache

August 26th, 2013 12:49pm EDT
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Adam Brody wanted to keep his massive moustache after 'Lovelace'. The 33-year-old actor - who is dating Leighton Meester - plays porn star Harry Reems in the Linda Lovelace biopic, and fell in love with his character's huge facial hair so much he nearly couldn't bring himself to shave it off.

He said: "There was a lot of laughter on set on 'Lovelace', especially filming the sex scenes. But my character isn't sexy - it's not about that.

"I have some great outfits though. And a giant moustache. I really wanted to find a reason to keep it!"

Adam's alter-ego Harry appeared in 1972 pornograph...
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Amanda Seyfried Says She Felt 'Liberated' By Nude Scenes

August 18th, 2013 5:15pm EDT
Amanda Seyfried
Amanda Seyfried felt "liberated" when filming nude scenes for Lovelace.

The 27-year-old beauty - who plays iconic 1970s adult movie star Linda Lovelace in the new biopic - was comfortable getting naked on camera and didn't undergo a strict exercise regime or diet before filming began.

She told Us Weekly magazine: "I felt liberated. Growing up I was made to think nudity was wrong because it was censored in movies but it was like, 'what's the big deal?'

"I run every day and I try to eat well. Linda was thin but if I stopped eating, I'd just look gross."

Amanda also revealed she and co-sta...
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Amanda Seyfried Wears A Transparent Blue Dress To 'Lovelace' Screening In London

August 13th, 2013 11:30am EDT
Amanda Seyfried
Amanda Seyfried attended the screening of her new film "Lovelace" at the Mayfair Hotel in London, England, on Monday. The actress wore a sheer blue Gucci dress with Givenchy heels and completed her look with bright red lipstick.

Seyfried has been making quite a style statement while promoting her latest film. She wore a gold beaded halter dress that revealed a little sideboob at the Los Angeles premiere last week. In Las Vegas, Seyfried and her co-star Sharon Stone made a stunning pair in their monochromatic ensembles.

The biopic centers on Lovelace's transformation from the daughter of r...
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Amanda Seyfried’s 'Lovelace' Sued For $10 Million

August 7th, 2013 1:16pm EDT
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Lovelace – the highly hyped film that sold for $3 million — is being sued for $10 million by the owners of the 70s porn flick Deep Throat, RumorFix has learned.

A complaint was filed in New York court on Wednesday by Arrow Productions claiming “more than five minutes of footage in Lovelace are copyrighted material taken from Deep Throat. Defendants use that footage without license or permission.”

The suit says The Weinstein Company and others “have simply taken what they wanted and crossed their fingers.”

The movie is set to open on Friday, August 9, but this injunction is asking for dis...
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Amanda Seyfried Shows Some Skin At L.A. 'Lovelace' Premiere

August 6th, 2013 11:08am EDT
Amanda Seyfried
Amanda Seyfried revealed some subtle sideboob at the Los Angeles premiere of "Lovelace" on Monday. The actress looked sexy in a black and gold beaded halter dress sans bra. She piled her hair on top of her head and wore smoky eye makeup to complete the look.

In the film, Seyfried portrays late porn actress Linda Lovelace, who became a legendary adult film star in 1973 hardcore flick "Deep Throat."

The biopic centers on Lovelace's transformation from the daughter of religious parents to an international erotic sensation. The film hits theaters on Aug. 9.

Sharon Stone plays Seyfried's on-s...
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Linda Lovelace's kids love Sharon Stone's portrayal of their grandma

August 5th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Sharon Stone
Sharon Stone has been given the ultimate compliment from the real-life grandchildren of her new movie character - she reminds them a lot of their grandma.

The actress portrays Linda Lovelace's mother in the new biopic of the porn star-turned-feminist, and the X-rated actress' kids have given the role a big thumbs up.

Lovelace director Rob Epstein says, "They felt Sharon's performance as Dorothy really captured their grandmother.

"The thing most personally moving was, after seeing the film, Linda's daughter said that neither she nor her brother, Dominic, could read Linda's book - because ...
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Amanda Seyfried & Sharon Stone Heat Up The Las Vegas 'Lovelace' Premiere

August 5th, 2013 11:00am EDT
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Amanda Seyfried and Sharon Stone were sexy and showstopping at the "Lovelace" Las Vegas premiere over the weekend. Seyfried, 27, wore a short and simple white frock, while Stone, 55, showed off her curvy figure in a white pencil skirt and black button-down blouse.

In the upcoming film, Seyfried portrays late porn actress Linda Lovelace, who became a legendary adult film star in 1973 hardcore flick "Deep Throat."

Seyfried recently told GQ magazine that she saw her first XXX film when she was about 6 years old.  She recalled, "It was funny, but it was also like, so, so, so wrong."

She also...
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Amanda Seyfried Worried About Her Dad Seeing Her Naked In 'Lovelace'

August 1st, 2013 7:57pm EDT
Amanda Seyfried
Amanda Seyfried had no problem stripping off, getting pushed around and simulating sex for new movie Lovelace, but having her father Jack see her naked on screen is something she just can't handle.

The actress was nervous prior to the film's premiere Tuesday night, saying she planned on covering his eyes during the scenes in which her character appeared sans clothing.

"I don't want my dad to see my naked body ever," she said in a press conference before the screening. "I'm going to sit through it tonight and cover his eyes. It's really only the nudity. I don't have problems with him seein...
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Amanda Seyfried's nerves before dad watched Lovelace

July 31st, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Amanda Seyfried
Amanda Seyfried was a nervous wreck ahead of the first screening of her explicit new movie Lovelace on Tuesday night (31Jul13), because her dad was in the audience.

The Mamma Mia! star has turned bad girl for her latest role as prolific porn star Linda Lovelace, who shot to fame after the release of 1973 hardcore movie Deep Throat.

Seyfried sat down to watch the film for the first time along with her co-stars in New York on Tuesday, but was dreading the screening because her father Jack would see her naked.

Before the preview, she said, "I don't want my dad to see my naked body ever. I'm...
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Debi Mazar lands husband acting debut in sex scene

July 9th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Debi Mazar
Actress Debi Mazar won her husband his first movie role when she suggested he should be the one performing fake oral sex on her porn star character in the new Linda Lovelace biopic.

The Goodfellas star portrays 1970s X-rated actress Dolly Sharp in the film, Lovelace, and when directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman were picking out extras to join her for a saucy sex scene she suggested her partner Gabriele Corcos would be happy to jump in.

Mazar tells Paper magazine, "There was a direct scene from the actual Deep Throat (porn movie) and I asked the director, 'Who's gonna be the guy tha...
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'Deep Throat' Star Harry Reems Dies At 65

March 21st, 2013 9:58pm EDT
Harry Reems
Adult film star Harry Reems passed away at the age of 65 on Tuesday. Born Herbert Streicher, Reems was best known for his role in the legendary X-rated classic "Deep Throat," opposite Linda Lovelace.

Reems had suffered recently from numerous health issues, including emphysema, and was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last summer. He was admitted to a Salt Lake City, Utah, hospital on March 5 for kidney and liver failure and fell into a coma over the weekend.

The former porn star was featured in over 100 x-rated films after struggling as a stage actor in New York.

In 1974 he was arrested ...
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'Lovelace' Star Amanda Seyfried: 'I Think There's Some Kind Of Sexual Awakening Happening'

January 24th, 2013 2:00pm EST
Amanda Seyfried in Lovelace
One of the much-talked about movies at the Sundance Film Festival this year is "Lovelace," a biopic about 70's porn actress Linda Lovelace and her role in the XXX film "Deep Throat"
 
"I feel the pressure. I'm nervous," Amanda Seyfried told reporters on the red carpet promoting her film. "I knew this was an important movie to make, and the fact that I'm responsible for validating her is a huge challenge. But I was looking for that."

Sex has been a common theme among films at the festival this year, from documentaries on the business of porn to comedies about young men dealing with porn add...
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Sarah Jessica Parker's Gloria Steinem Cut From 'Lovelace'

January 17th, 2013 12:30pm EST
Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker won't be appearing in "Lovelace" after all. The star's role as feminist Gloria Steinem has been cut from the film.

The film centers on porn icon Linda Lovelace, who starred in the classic 1972 XXX film "Deep Throat." Parker had replaced Demi Moore, who dropped out of the film last year due to health issues.

"Lovelace" stars Amanda Seyfried as the titular character. It's set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah next week. Filmmakers decided to end the film in 1980, four years before Lovelace met Steinem.

Director Rob Esptein told EW.com the decision to cu...
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Amanda Seyfried 'Used A Popsicle' During Her 'Lovelace' Sex Scene

November 21st, 2012 11:34am EST
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Amanda Seyfried struggled to film a racy scene in her upcoming Linda Lovelace biopic because she couldn't stop laughing as she pretended to perform a sex act.

The actress sheds her wholesome image to play the late porn legend in Lovelace, which also stars Peter Sarsgaard as her onscreen husband and manager Chuck Traynor.

In one scene, Seyfried was asked to simulate a sex act on a frozen ice pop as her character prepared for her infamous role in adult movie Deep Throat, but she admits she held up the shoot because she was giggling hysterically.

Seyfried tells Vanity Fair magazine, "We ...
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Sarah Jessica Parker Wears A See-Through Dress In Paris

March 7th, 2012 10:30am EST
Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker attended the Louis Vuitton Autumn Winter 2012 show today at Paris Fashion Week. The actress wore a see-through ensemble that showed off her black bra. She paired the look with white gloves (very First Communion-like) and a baby blue coat.

The actress is often lauded for being very fashion forward, but we're not crazy about this odd look. Is she a good girl gone bad? What do you think of her dress?

Sarah recently joined the cast of "Lovelace." She'll play feminist Gloria Steinem. She will also star in "Escape From Planet Earth," an animated film about a space hero who ...
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Olivia Wilde Says She Was 'Too Sexy' For 'Lovelace' Role

March 2nd, 2012 1:45pm EST
Olivia Wilde
Hollywood beauty Olivia Wilde pulled out of the biopic of porn icon Linda Lovelace because she's too sexy for the role.

Amanda Seyfried plays the adult movie star in the upcoming film, titled simply Lovelace, opposite Peter Sarsgaard and Sarah Jessica Parker.

House actress Wilde was originally in the running for the title role but she pulled out, insisting her established status as a screen sex symbol was at odds with the real Lovelace's innocence.

Wilde tells British GQ magazine, "I pulled out of the Linda Lovelace biopic. I decided that it should go to someone who is not already sex...
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Sarah Jessica Parker Impulsively Signed Up For 'Lovelace'

February 11th, 2012 9:30am EST
Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker made a spur of the moment decision to accept a role in the upcoming Linda Lovelace biopic and "probably would have said no" if she had more time to consider the offer.

The star was contacted by movie chiefs last month about tackling the part of Gloria Steinem in "Lovelace" after Demi Moore pulled out following her hospitalisation for exhaustion.

Parker was given the script to look through, but film executives needed her answer fast and the actress said yes before she could deliberate the implications of playing the feminist icon.

She tells Entertainment Tonight, "I r...
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'Lovelace' Star Amanda Seyfried: 'I Would Never Do A Full Frontal In A Movie'

February 2nd, 2012 3:00pm EST
Amanda Seyfried
Amanda Seyfried has dismissed rumors she is set to bare all onscreen for her upcoming role as porn star Linda Lovelace, insisting she will "never do full frontal" nudity for a film.

The actress plays the title role in the upcoming biopic, simply called Lovelace, opposite Peter Sarsgaard and Sarah Jessica Parker, who recently stepped in to replace Demi Moore.

Seyfried researched the role by watching Lovelace's famous porn film "Deep Throat," but admits she would never go fully nude for the role.

She tells Glamour magazine, "What surprised me is the amount of pubic hair (in Deep Throat)! I...
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Sarah Jessica Parker To Replace Demi Moore In 'Lovelace'

January 28th, 2012 11:30am EST
Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker will replace Demi Moore as Gloria Steinem in the Linda Lovelace biopic, not her namesake Weeds star.

Earlier this week, insiders claimed Mary Louise Parker had landed the role of the feminist icon in Lovelace, but filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman have confirmed to Entertainment Weekly magazine they've signed the Sex And The City star up for the part.

Amanda Seyfried leads the cast as the X-rated actress-turned-anti-porn activist.

Moore dropped out of the film on Tuesday after she was hospitalized on Monday night.

The actress has subsequently checked in an...
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Mary Louise Parker To Replace Demi Moore In 'Lovelace'

January 27th, 2012 11:26am EST
Mary Louise Parker
Mary Louise Parker has reportedly replaced Demi Moore in the upcoming Linda Lovelace biopic after the Ghost star quit the project to battle health issues.

The actress was hospitalized on Monday night after paramedics were called to her home and she subsequently checked into a treatment facility.

Her spokesperson revealed Moore, who has since left the specialist center, had decided to pull out of Rob Epstein's film about notorious porn star Lovelace - and the director has wasted no time in finding a replacement.

Editors at Usmagazine.com claim Weeds star Parker has signed up to play fe...
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Chloe Sevigny Signs On For Linda Lovelace Biopic After Demi Moore Drops Out

January 25th, 2012 5:29pm EST
Chloe Sevigny
Chloe Sevigny has signed on to join the Lovelace cast a day after Demi Moore quit the project to battle health issues.

The actress will play a journalist in the biopic about porn star-turned-activist Linda Lovelace.

She joins Amanda Seyfried, who is portraying the titular character in the film, Peter Sarsgaard, Hank Azaria, Adam Brody and Sharon Stone, among others.

The Hollywood Reporter has also confirmed James Franco will play Playboy boss Hugh Hefner in the film.

Moore, who was cast as feminist icon Gloria Steinem, pulled out of the project on Tuesday after entering a treatment cent...
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Demi Moore Pulls Out Of 'Lovelace' Film

January 25th, 2012 9:18am EST
Demi Moore
Demi Moore has dropped out of the upcoming Linda Lovelace biopic after seeking professional help for exhaustion and health problems.

The Ghost actress has entered a treatment facility following her hospitalization on Monday night when paramedics were called to her home.

A spokesperson for the star said, "Because of the stresses in her life right now, Demi has chosen to seek professional assistance to treat her exhaustion and improve her overall health. She looks forward to getting well and is grateful for the support of her family and friends."

Now, her representative has reportedly c...
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