I guess I should have waited to write up that piece about the Lovelace teaser poster, because the first trailer debuted just days following. I think I am officially obsessed with this movie. Gimme a big ensemble drama centered on the 1970's porn scene, and I am there!
Amanda Seyfried stars as Linda Lovelace, and the film centers on her descent into the porn world. She is led by her boyfriend, Chuck Traynor (Peter Sarsgaard), to porn producers when it turns out that Linda has a...um...unique talent. Deep Throat becomes one of the most lucrative adult films of all time, and it ultimately destroys Lovelace's life.
To be honest, I wasn't sure what to think of the movie when I first heard about it. Sure it has a killer cast, but lots of movies have big ensembles and they don't work. In addition to Seyfried and Sarsgaard, the cast includes Paul Rudd and Sharon Stone as Lovelace's parents, Bobby Cannavale and Hank Azaria help lure Lovelace into the seedy porn underbelly, and Chloe Sevigny plays a reporter. There are even more people packed into this movie, so I just skimmed the surface.
One of my favorite things about the trailer is that it features a title card for Debi Mazar. Debi frickin' Mazar, people! When was the last time that happened? That's right. Never. You know who Mazar is. She was the evil dog hater in Beethoven's 2nd, Two Face's S&M-y clad bad girl for a blink of an eye in Batman Forever, and the nail technician who reveals the infidelity in the remake of The Women. She played Shauna on Entourage, but I never watched that show in fear that I would catch the douchebag disease. Is it possible that the studio is giving title credits to the people who actually have large roles in this? What a concept!
Directors Jeffrey Friedman and Rob Epstein previously directed the Allen Ginsberg drama Howl, as well as the documentaries The Celluloid Closet and Paragraph 175.