Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Lovelace (2013)

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.

Mo says:


  1. I watched this last night and agree 100% with your review, what a sad tale of sexual exploitation it was. When she revealed that she had only spent 17 days out of her life making pornography I was surprised and saddened.
    We judge people based on so little information and I had decided she was a woman who loved sex and made a fortune out of it. How wrong I was.

    1. It's unfortunate that such movies will attract only a small audience; probably because they'll think it's just another sleazy Hollywood film. As you said, the film can have great messages, on how we judge people solely based on minimal appearances.