Excerpt: It seems that no one other than Seyfried took seriously the utter torment that was this part of Linda Lovelace’s life. Lovelace, instead of being a tribute to the woman, is instead just another element of her exploitation, as shamefully prurient and disrespectful as Deep Throat itself.
Excerpt: Seyfried’s little girl lost performance is a symptom of a story that feels too black and white, whitewashed to present its subject as the ultimate victim. The filmmakers’ best idea was to feature Eric Roberts in a cameo, but “Lovelace” is a far cry from “Star 80.”
Excerpt: When you consider the film’s silence on the exploitation inherent in the pornography industry with Lovelace’s view that to watch Deep Throat is to commit rape or that Deep Throat itself is nothing more than a filmed rape, it seems to suggest only that the film is somewhat cowardly.
Excerpt: The quasi-innocence of Lovelace’s first 45 or so minute is almost – almost – a refreshing take on the material. But anyone familiar with the story of Linda Lovelace knows that controversy surrounds the star’s participation in the film.
Excerpt: “Lovelace” [mostly] succeeds as a brief biopic of Linda Boreman, a middle-class girl from Florida who became a household name – via her porn appellation “Linda Lovelace” – for which she made only one film, “Deep Throat” (1972).