Telling the tale of porn star Linda Lovelace

Julia Cumes for The Boston Globe

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While researching his biopic on Linda Lovelace, filmmaker Rob Epstein came across an eye-opening line that the “Deep Throat” star once uttered in an interview: Despite her notoriety as the world’s first mainstream porn star, renowned for her considerable capacity for a certain sex act, Lovelace said she spent a total of only 17 days working in the hardcore porn industry.

“She never really was able to fully let go of the fact that she was Linda Lovelace. She was the genie that brought it out of the bottle, and she thought she had to pay a price for that,” said Epstein. “Lovelace,” starring Amanda Seyfried, opens at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on Aug. 9.

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