Director(s): Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman. Cast: Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, Sharon Stone, Robert Patrick, James Franco, Bobby Cannavale, Hank Azaria, Debi Mazar, Wes Bentley, Eric Roberts, Chloë Sevigny. 93 min. Rated R. Biography/Drama.
True story of pornographer-turned-activist Linda Lovelace, actress of Deep Throat, the most notorious blue movie in American history. I was initially disappointed in the character development during the first half, confused whether the director is portraying Lovelace as an idiot, or an intelligent victim? But suddenly midway through, there's a change of narrative style, which effectively differentiates how we (as viewers) perceive celebrities, from who they really are. With astonishing performances by Sharon Stone and Robert Patrick in supporting roles, similar to Boogie Nights and Star 80, this is a deeply sad and disturbing film about the adult entertainment industry.