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FULL SYNOPSIS

The life of one of the most infamous women in early '70s America gets a dramatization in this offbeat period biopic from co-directors Jeffrey Friedman and Robert Epstein. In the Florida suburbs, circa 1970, Linda Boreman (Amanda Seyfried) is an ordinary and unremarkable young woman who moved back in with her parents (Robert Patrick and Sharon Stone) a year or so earlier, following an unplanned pregnancy. One night on the town, she crosses paths with Chuck Traynor (Peter Sarsgaard) a local bar and restaurant owner who sees Linda as an opportunity; he soon wins her over as a girlfriend, and not long after, the two are married. Within a couple of years, Chuck shoots a private stag film of Linda performing oral sex on a partner, and decides to show it to Gerry Damiano (Hank Azaria), an up-and-coming porn director with ties to the Mafia. Damiano is so impressed by the footage that he immediately decides to cast Linda in his new picture, the hardcore comedy Deep Throat, which becomes the single most lucrative adult film of all time and turns the young woman -- renamed Linda Lovelace -- into a household name. The film then flashes forward to six years later, when Linda authors a shocking tell-all book about what really happened when the cameras weren't rolling; she describes the sadistic abuse that she endured at the hands of Traynor and a series of increasingly futile attempts to escape from his clutches, and claims that she was coerced to appear in the movie. The media then turns Lovelace -- who became a Long Island housewife named Linda Marciano -- into a feminist icon and a crusader against domestic violence and the enslavement of the porn industry. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

  • Release date:August 9, 2013

Cast

Amanda Seyfried
as Linda Boreman/Lovelace/Marchiano
Peter Sarsgaard
as Chuck Traynor
Sharon Stone
as Dorothy Boreman
Robert Patrick
as John Boreman
Juno Temple
as Patsy
Chris Noth
as Anthony Romano
Bobby Cannavale
as Butchie Peraino
Hank Azaria
as Gerry Damiano
Adam Brody
as Harry Reems
Chloë Sevigny
as Feminist Journalist
Debi Mazar
as Dolly
Wes Bentley
as Thomas - Photographer
Eric Roberts
as Nat Laurendi
Frank Clem
as Moonlight Roller Rink Manager
Austin Williams
as Moonlight Roller Rink Band
Brian Gattas
as Robert - Deep Throat Sound Man
Cory C. Hardrict
as Frankie Crocker
Peter Holden
as Alex - Medical Salesman
Lisa Gay Hamilton
as Marsha
Don McManus
as Arty Shapiro
Adam Tomei
as LA Sheriff #1
Lou Richards
as Senator Specter
Sandy Martin
as Ticket Lady
Nicole Andrews
as Sexy Nurse
Kristian Lupo
as Anthony's Goon

Crew

Robert Epstein
Director
Jeffrey Friedman
Director
Heidi Jo Markel
Producer
Laura Rister
Producer
Eric Edwards
Cinematographer
Stephen Trask
Composer (Music Score)
Selena Arizanovic
Musical Direction/Supervision
Robert Dalva
Editor
William Arnold
Production Designer
Gary Myers
Art Director
Marvin Acuna
Co-producer
Merritt Johnson
Executive Producer
Mark Gill
Executive Producer
Peter Sarsgaard
Executive Producer
Danny Dimbort
Executive Producer
Avi Lerner
Executive Producer
Trevor Short
Executive Producer
Boaz Davidson
Executive Producer
Amanda Seyfried
Executive Producer
John Thompson
Executive Producer
Karyn Wagner
Costume Designer
Richard Rutkowski
Camera Operator
Paul Schnee
Casting
Kerry Barden
Casting
Eric Offin
Re-Recording Mixer
Eric Offin
Supervising Sound Editor
Michyl-Shannon Quilty
Production Coordinator
Larry Fioritto
Special Effects Coordinator
Jason Rodriguez
Stunts Coordinator
Vince Jolivette
Co-Executive Producer
Miles Levy
Co-Executive Producer
Colleen Callaghan
Department Head Hair
Lonnie Ramati
Co-Executive Producer
Chris David
Re-Recording Mixer
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