Movie Review: Lovelace (R21)

I caught the movie Lovelace last Friday while I was on staycation at Quincy Hotel. 🙂


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Synopsis from Golden Village’s website:

“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 fellatio. 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.”


The first half of the movie was titillating (there were bare breasts on screen!) and would keep any guy from falling asleep. My fiance tends to fall asleep during movies I’ve selected for us to watch – I don’t know why. He didn’t fall asleep during this one. 😉

The later half of the movie becomes ‘darker’ and more disturbing.

What I have taken away from this movie: Do not tolerate abuse. If your spouse hits you, run away and never go back to him/her. History ALWAYS repeats itself (Take it from me. I’m a History major)

The second half of the movie leaves many questions unanswered, such as how Linda eventually meets and marries Mr Marchiano.

I’d love to get my hands on the book ‘Ordeal’. Often, authors leave out some things and embellish others. Movie directors are also equally guilty. I’m not sure what have been the embellishments for this movie, which is supposedly based on a true story. 😉

Watch the movie for some great acting from Amanda Seyfried but don’t expect a conclusion that leaves you feeling at peace. I walked out of the cinema feeling disgusted at the character, Chuck, and how some men can abuse their “position of authority” and take advantage of the fairer sex.

You’ll either love or hate this movie but you will understand why it has gotten mixed reviews from movie critics. 😀