David McVay writes:
Okay those that have followed this site for awhile know that I am always interested in behind the scenes films about the pornographic industry as there are so many interesting and sordid tales to tell. Probably none more sordid than the Linda Lovelace story. Lovelace, whose real name was Linda Susan Boreman, starred in Deep Throat, arguably one of the most famous and infamous porn films ever made. The film was one of the very first porn films to have (well, as much as it could) a plot, character development and a reasonable production quality. When it was released it was banned in some countries and became the subject of a series of obscenity trials in the US, however it went on to gross millions of dollars at the box office and later even more on home video. It is considered one of the first mainstream porn films.
The story gets gritty when it was revealed, by Linda Lovelace, that she was forced take drugs and make the film by her husband, Chuck Traynor, sometimes at gunpoint. Linda Lovelace turned her back on porn, denounced the film and became an anti-porn activist until she died in a car accident in 2002. This is great drama and a film about her life just has to be made, but this is not for the weak hearted or modest actor. This is a film that needs to get gritty and can’t shy away from the nudity or raw aspects of its source material if it wants to get it right.