The first trailer for Lovelace has hit the internet today. Starring Amanda Seyfried as the titular porn star, the film is set to release in theatres on August 9th and although the trailer looks pretty good, early reviews aren’t too positive.
Directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, who gave us Howl, the film follows Linda Boreman aka Linda Lovelace, one of the most iconic porn stars in the world.
For those who don’t know, Lovelace was the star of the infamous porno Deep Throat, which caused quite a stir back when it was released in 1972. She quickly became the “poster girl for the sexual revolution” as the trailer puts it and for a while after the film’s release, she was a pretty big deal.
Though she embraced her stardom at first, it was later revealed that Lovelace was coerced into her new found career by husband Chuck Traynor and as time went on, a very dark side of Lovelace’s career and life was revealed.
Aside from Seyfried, Lovelace has names like Peter Sarsgaard, Sharon Stone, Juno Temple, James Franco and Chloe Sevigny in its cast. Everyone looks to be giving off great performances in the film but this is no doubt a showcase for Seyfried. Though I’m not a huge fan of actress, I must say, she really seems to be giving it her all here and I’m excited to see her in the titular role.
The subject matter may scare some people off but I actually think the film looks really interesting and am looking forward to checking it out when it hits theatres.
You can watch the first trailer for Lovelace below. Then, head down to the comments and let us know what you think.