Amanda Seyfried brings porn star Linda Lovelace to life in the biopic Lovelace, which depicts not only her rise to fame in the '70s, but also her terribly abusive relationship with husband Chuck Traynor, played by Peter Sarsgaard.
Amanda Seyfried brings porn star Linda Lovelace to life in the biopic Lovelace, which depicts not only her rise to fame in the '70s, but also her terribly abusive relationship with husband Chuck Traynor, played by Peter Sarsgaard. Though the movie delves into her abusive past, you won't see most of the unbelievably tragic events that Lovelace wrote about in her 1980 autobiography, Ordeal. Exactly how bad was it for Lovelace? Here are some major points in her life that the movie either left out or altered.
Warning: not only is the truth extremely disturbing, this article contains spoilers about what happens in the movie. Now that you know, read on.
Her Friends Heard Traynor Beating Her and Ignored It
At one point in the movie, the cast and crew of Deep Throat are having a party, and when they hear bumping coming from the next room, they assume it's Lovelace and Traynor having sex, so they turn up the music. In real life, the crew actually turned down their music and heard that Lovelace was actually getting a tremendous beating from Traynor, but no one ever went to help her, even as she screamed that he was hurting her: "My only hope was the men in the next room. It had grown quiet as a tomb in there . . . but no one came."
She Had a Relationship With Sammy Davis Jr.
Another aspect of Lovelace's life that is completely left out is her relationship with Sammy Davis Jr. They began an affair, and Davis Jr. claimed he would leave his wife for her. But when Lovelace came clean about the abuse she'd been suffering at Traynor's hand, he declined to help her.
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