Lovelace

Lovelace ★★★½

I'm a sucker for docudramas about seventies films and the adult industry. This one leans pretty heavily on previous, superior examples like Boogie Nights and Star 80 but Seyfried's rich and charismatic portrayal of Lovelace is worth seeing and the filmmakers' choice to focus on LL's abusive relationship with scumbag Chuck Traynor (a passable Peter Sarsgaard) makes sense. I was still hoping for a more epic approach that would recognize Lovelace's later ordeals as media and feminist vultures used her for their own purposes; she couldn't catch a break.

Pretty good stuff. I didn't get all tingly, hear fireworks, or feel the rush of dams bursting but the ninety-minutes went down easy and I have no regrets.

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