Originally Posted by oink
This movie reminds me of The Notorious Betty Page, which I just recently watched for the first time.
Ms. Page tried to push the story that she was a victim and had no idea what was going on.
Ms. Lovelace tried the same tactic.
However, in spite of some truth to their stories, it WAS their choice....they could have walked at any time.
In this culture, rather than accept responsibility for our own actions, we shift blame to others.
It's easy and doesn't require much effort.
Please don't ask me to lie.....
First, I agree that girls who get involved in making sleazy films, such as Betty Page's charmingly old-fashioned, by 21st Century standards anyway, and Linda Lovelace's stuff, which was then and still is now, hard core porn.has to come down to a personal choice for the girl. I loved The Notorious Betty Page
and thought that Gretchen Mol was wonderful in it. In fact, I confess that I own the DVD. Does that make me a perv? I thought that Betty had a pretty good idea of who she was and what she wanted out of her performances. Also, I thought Irving Klaw, wonderfully played by Chris Bauer, and his sister, Paula, equally well portrayed by Lili Taylor, came across as Betty's loving uncle and aunt, not cold blooded predators.
In stark contrast to the Betty Page biopic, which as noted I loved, the Linda Lovelace film appears to portray Lovelace as a victim of her family, her husband, and finally as that of the hard core film producers she worked for. All of that strikes me as too hard to take, no matter what came next. Betty Page's time in the industry, though, had a lot of charm to it, not least that of her ardent admirer, the weird but weirdly lovable John Willie, played sensationally by Jared Harris.