Lovelace was best known as the star of "Deep Throat," the first pornographic feature film to be a mainstream success.
Seyfried dives into her role as Lovelace in directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman's portrait of a porn star. The cast includes Peter Sarsgaard, Hank Azaria, Adam Brody, James Franco, and Sharon Stone.
According to Seyfried, who is best known for her role in the film "Mamma Mia!," the TV series "Big Love" and the soap opera "As the World Turns," tackling the role of a porn star was not without its challenges.
“We were doing a scene where I was supposed to be going down on Peter Sarsgaard,” Seyfried told Vanitey Fair. “We used a popsicle, and I had my arms covering the popsicle. It was footage that he was going to show the Deep Throat guy, to get her into the movie, to get her cast. I was laughing hysterically throughout. I couldn’t stop laughing.”
Here's the "Lovelace" synopsis:
In 1972—before the internet, before the porn explosion—Deep Throat was a phenomenon: the first scripted pornographic 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. Fully inhabiting her new identity, Linda became an enthusiastic spokesperson for sexual freedom and uninhibited hedonism. Six years later she presented another, utterly contradictory, narrative to the world—and herself as the survivor of a far darker story.
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"Lovelace" (2012, 92 minutes, color, U.S.A., Premieres)
Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Screenwriter: Andy Bellin
Producers: Heidi Jo Markel, Laura Rister, Jason Weinberg, Jim Young
Cinematographer: Eric Edwards
Editors: Robert Dalva, Matthew Landon
Production Designer: William Arnold
Music: Stephen Trask
Costumes: Karyn Wagner
Principal Cast: Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, Hank Azaria, Adam Brody, James Franco, Sharon Stone
For more info about screenings at Sundance visit: http://filmguide.sundance.org/film/13085/lovelace