Porn Again

"Don't forget to breathe," Chuck Traynor (Peter Sarsgaard) tells Linda Boreman (Amanda Seyfried) as he introduces her to the sex act that will bring her infamy as Linda Lovelace, star of 1972's Deep Throat. These are about the kindest words he says to the hapless Linda in Lovelace, Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman's generous-to-a-fault biopic about the woman who went from being the toast of the industry in the 1970s to an antipornography activist in the 1980s.

Though Sarsgaard's Traynor is clearly a skunk, Lovelace starts out zippy and fun. It makes the porn industry seem like kind of a gas,...

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