Anchor Bay Home Entertainment has revealed that it plans to bring to Blu-ray directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman's Lovelace (2013), starring Amanda Seyfried, James Franco, and Peter Sarsgaard. The preliminary release date set by the studio is November 5th.
In 1972óbefore the internetóDeep Throat was a phenomenon: the first scripted pornographic theatrical feature film, featuring a story, some jokes, and an unknown star, Linda Lovelace (Amanda Seyfried). Escaping a strict religious family, Linda discovered freedom and the high-life when she fell for and married charismatic hustler Chuck Traynor (Peter Sarsgaard). As Linda Lovelace she became an international sensation, fully inhabiting her new identity, Linda became an enthusiastic spokesperson for sexual freedom. Six years later she presented another, utterly contradictory, narrative to the worldóand herself as the survivor of a far darker story.
I like how James Franco was the second actor mentioned in this news item; he was literally in it for maybe one minute. It was a decent movie but just didn't feel complete. Definitely feels like a minor-league film despite having some nice talent attached. Worth watching but not blind buying -- though I'm sure it will be low-priced since it's coming from Anchor Bay. A close comparison would be "The Runaways"...though I liked that one just a tad better. For subject matter, it is like a much milder version of "Star 80".