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Amanda Seyfried delved into the porn industry for her newest role, but it doesn't mean it made her a fan.

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Any good actress does all she can to research her roles top to bottom, and Amanda Seyfried's newest role has taken her into new territory.

Seyfried can next be seen as 1970s porn star Linda Lovelace, and now knows a lot more about the porn industry than she ever thought she would.

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Lovelace starred in Deep Throat, a 1972 film considered one of the first big porn films. It changed the industry by including a plot, and a $22,500 budget, considered a high price in 1972. Lovelace will give a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film, as well as Lovelace’s life.

"It's like underage drinking," Seyfried explained to MTV. "You're looking for it everywhere. It's like a secret. And of course that was a big deal when Deep Throat was in theaters and you could actually buy a ticket and watch it with everybody."

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Lovelace started her career as a porn star and turned into an advocate against the industry. The film will look at the woman who became a women's rights advocate, and how she got there.

"Knowing now what Linda had gone through and what a lot of people have gone through — still, around the world today, much less so in the United States — women are coerced into it," Seyfried said. "Women are objectified and they'll always be objectified, unfortunately. That's the dark side of it. They don't necessarily want to be there, some of them. The idea of that is enough to turn you off completely."

Seyfried researched the industry for the sake of her character, but it doesn't mean she's any more interested in actually watching the movies that industry creates.

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"Pornography was something, before, that was really fascinating to me, but I was uninterested in watching it," she said. "I'm pretty disconnected from that. I don't really find pleasure in watching porn, but I didn't find it to be that offensive, 'cause maybe I just haven't seen the offensive types of porn."

The role gave Seyfried a chance to try something new, and she hopes it will open up new possibilities for her career.

Lovelace will be in theaters Aug. 9.

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