Amanda Seyfried Says ‘Lovelace’ Isn’t A Porno, Focuses On Abuse

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Aug. 20 2013, Updated 6:43 a.m. ET

Amanda Seyfried plays famed porn actress Linda Lovelace in an upcoming biopic, but she insists her new movie isn’t a porno or even focused on adult film work.

The biopic focuses on Linda’s abusive relationship with her manager/husband Chuck Traynor and the events that led to her role in the famed 1970s adult film Deep Throat.

Speaking with British magazine, Grazia Seyfried says:

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“This is not a movie about a porn star – it’s about a deeply twisted relationship.”

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The actress adds:

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“I fully believe Linda’s viewpoint and that’s of a woman who was physically abused… A lot of people don’t believe the story she had to tell. It’s strange. I keep getting asked, ‘What was it like to play this crazy porn star?”

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Seyfriend says her turn as Linda Lovelace lead her to the “darkest place I’ve ever gone to with a role.”

It wasn’t until years after Deep Throat was released that Linda Lovelace claims to have been forced into the role. Lovelace would go on to detail the extreme physical abuse she experienced at the hands of her ex-husband.

Lovelace later in life would claim that she was forced to ask if she could go to the bathroom or eat a meal.

Seyfriend watched Deep Throat to prepare for the role but admits she “only skimmed the surface” of the film because it was hard to watch.

Amanda Seyfried admits that Linda Lovelace helped lead to a sexual awakening in America, but she also acknowledges that such a role took its toll on Lovelace.

Are you planning to see Lovelace when it hits theaters? Do you think it was smart to replace Lindsay Lohan with Amanda Seyfried?

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