movie: Lovelace

Hey there! I’ve been terrible about blogging lately, haven’t I? I have a book I hope to finish by the end of the year, so the trend will likely continue. Work, work, work.

This weekend, we watched Lovelace.

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Description from IMDB: “The story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.”

I think my husband was expecting another Boogie Nights. There are similar shades to this movie (how could there not be?), but that wasn’t really the vibe.

Lovelace was more about the abusive relationship with her boyfriend/husband. Basically, she meets this skeevy guy. He manipulates her into doing all sorts of things, keeps her on a really tight leash, intimidates her, etc. A lot of the story is very sad and difficult to watch.

It did keep my interest, however, as few movies like this do. There was a kind of suspense to it, I think. I wasn’t familiar with the real Linda’s life, so I had no idea what would happen to her. The stuff he subjects her to is just over the top nuts.

Lovelace is good. It gets an A.

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