Lovelace, the moderately controversial film about porn legend Linda Lovelace is making its way to Blu-Ray and DVD on November 5th. It’s a cast that’s hard to argue with, and a film that is sure to get people talking.
There doesn’t seem to be word on the bonus features yet, and that could be a wild meeting in itself. Get all the info below, and mark your calendars.
From Academy Award® winning directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (Best Documentary, Features, Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt, 1989) comes the harrowing true story LOVELACE, debuting on Blu-ray™ and DVD on November 5th from Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS-TWC.
The true story of fame, abuse and betrayal set against the sexual revolution of the 1970s stars Amanda Seyfried (Les Miserables, In Time) as icon Linda Lovelace and Golden Globe® nominee Peter Sarsgaard (Green Lantern, Jar Head, Flightplan) as her abusive husband, along with an all-star cast including Emmy® Award winner Hank Azaria (“The Simpsons,” “Huff”), Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games, American Beauty), Adam Brody (Mr. and Mrs. Smith, “The O.C.”), Emmy Award winner Bobby Cannavale (Parker, “Boardwalk Empire”), Oscar® nominee James Franco (Best Actor, 127 Hours, 2010), Debi Mazar (A Beautiful Life, “Entourage”), Golden Globe® nominee Chris Noth (Sex and the City, “Law and Order”), Robert Patrick (Terminator 2, Walk the Line), Oscar® nominee Eric Roberts (Best Supporting Actor, Runaway Train, 1985), Oscar® nominee Chloe Sevigny (Best Supporting Actress, Boys Don’t Cry, 1999), Oscar® nominee Sharon Stone (Best Actress, Casino, 1995) and Juno Temple (The Dark Knight Rises, Atonement, Dirty Girl). Bonus materials include an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film.
In 1972—before the internet, before the adult film explosion—Deep Throat was a phenomenon: the first scripted adult 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. After struggling to break free from Traynor whose endless abuse nearly killed her, Linda made it her life’s mission to fight violence against women.
LOVELACE was directed by the filmmaking team of Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (Howl, The Celluloid Closet) from a screenplay by Andy Bellin (Trust). The film was produced by Heidi Jo Markel for Eclectic Pictures, Laura Rister and Jason Weinberg for Untitled Entertainment, and Jim Young for Animus Films, with executive producers Boaz Davidson, Danny Dimbort, Mark Gill, Merritt Johnson, Avi Lerner, Trevor Short and John Thompson for Nu Image/Millennium Films. LOVELACE was made with the cooperation of the estate of Linda Lovelace.