Becoming Pornstar Linda Lovelace

Mamma Mia! star turns in her wholesome look to portray the complex and often tragic life of porn star Linda Lovelace in the new biopic.

Lovelace

First, she performed in porn films, and then she condemned them. She was Linda Lovelace, the star of one of the most famous hardcore porn films of all time: Deep Throat and its subsequent spinoffs.

Photo: Amanda Seyfried on the set of Lovelace in L.A. >>

Before Lovelace was watched by every teenage boy in America, she was a confused, insecure working-class girl from the Bronx hoping to make something of her life. She never dreamed where her passions would take her.

After being forced into the porn industry at gun point, she claimed, by her first husband, she quickly grew to despise the business for what it was -- a seedy, degrading industry where women were treated like animals.

Her life story is anything but boring, and when it came time to put this saga on screen, who could capture the vulnerability and sexiness of Linda Lovelace all rolled into one?

The casting world was all abuzz when sweet, girl-next-door with a golden voice Amanda Seyfried was picked to play Lovelace in the new biopic of the same name helmed by documentary filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman.

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The film tracks Lovelace’s life from ages 20-32, her rise to stardom in the porn world and her eventual rejection of the industry as a whole.

The newly-released poster shows a sexy, brunette Seyfried, one we haven’t seen in her recent action films -- In Time where she played opposite Justin Timberlake in the sci-fi thriller and Gone where she played a girl misunderstood by her friends and family. Here, Seyfried embodies the complex character that often didn't agree with the lifestyle she was leading.

Lovelace co-stars include Peter Sarsgaard, Hank Azaria, Wes Bentley, Adam Brody, James Franco, Sharon Stone, Juno Temple and Sarah Jessica Parker.

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There is no release date set for Lovelace.

Photo credit: Millennium Films

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Emma May 04, 2012 | 8:46 AM

I think its going to be interesting to see how Amanda handles this role. She is most commonly known as a sweet, innocent actor. This role will take her into a whole new category. I think she is going to do really well. She already looks fabulous in her poster! It is an interesting story too - porn star turned anti porn activist. I'm intrigued...

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