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Linda Lovelace gets under the all-consuming influence of her abusive husband and self-declared manager, Chuck Traynor, who uses all means possible to persuade her to comply with his demands. The fragile woman becomes an infamous porn star, but underneath her sultry and shameless exterior lies an unhappy woman. She eventually breaks free from her husband and discloses the truth in order to prevent other women from getting similarly exploited.

Language: English
Subtitle: Chinese
Classification: R21
Release Date: 17 Oct 2013
Genre: Drama / Biography
Running Time: 1 Hour 32 Minutes
Cast: Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, Sharon Stone, Robert Patrick, Juno Temple, Adam Brody, Wes Bentley, Eric Roberts, James Franco
Director: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Format: 2D


Writer: Lorraine Tan

Writer Ratings:
Effects: NA

Watch this if you liked: "Diana", "3096 Days", "This Girl’s Life"

"Lovelace" is an autobiography based on the life of Linda Susan Boreman, popularly known as Linda Lovelace during her life as a pornography actress.

Linda Lovelace (Amanda Seyfried) comes from a conservative and strict family background. But everything changed when she meets her abusive and controlling boyfriend-turned-husband, who later transforms her into the world famous porn star.

Directed by Jeffery Friedman, "Lovelace" is a melancholic true story that portrays the wild and depressing life of young adults in 1970s - tons of love, sex and drugs.

"Lovelace" is an account of how Linda Boreman was exploited in the pornography industry by her husband (Peter Sarsgaard), who threatens to kill her if she tries to escape and is constantly physically abused whenever she disobeys him. Boreman later released an autobiography titled "Ordeal" when she finally managed to escape and eventually started an anti-pornography movement.

An absolutely bleak and heart-wrenching tale, the film portrayed both the happier times of Boreman in her 20s before she became a porn star and the darkest period of her life, living in fear of her husband. We cannot imagine how Boreman tolerated with her husband for such an extended period of time.

Seyfried apparently studied Linda Lovelace's books, films and accent to depict Lovelace as accurately as possible. Seyfried brought authenticity and realism to the character, delivered through raw emotions and a touch of unpretentiousness in the film.

Women who are still living with domestic violence, sexual exploitations and experiences of abusive and possessive husband can relate to "Lovelace". The film encourages victims to voice out and make a stand against these issues. "Lovelace" also exposed some of the things pornographic stars may have to go through, which might never been known if not for the few who spoke up publicly about their accounts.

Cinema Online, 18 October 2013
Effective 15 July 2011
G - Suitable for all ages
PG - Suitable for all ages, but parents should provide guidance to their young
PG13 - Suitable for persons aged 13 and above, but parental guidance is advised for children below 13
NC16 - Suitable for persons aged 16 years and above
M18 - Suitable for persons aged 18 years and above
R21 - Restricted to persons aged 21 and above only
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