Courtney Love has been cast in the role of Linda Lovelace. No, it’s not a Deep Throat remake, or a reinactment of the documentary Inside Deep Throat. The Courtster is going attached to star in the tentatively titled Lovelace.
She will play Linda Lovelace, a household name in the porn industry and star of 1972′s Deep Throat. “Lovelace” will follow the star’s life from age 17, through her porn career and adoption of radical feminism, to her tragic death at 53 in 2002.
The film’s notoriety was revived with the recent release of the documentary Inside Deep Throat. The documentary’s producer Brian Grazer initially wanted to make a biopic based on Lovelace’s 1980 autobiography Ordeal, but later decided it was too depressing. In the book, she claims that she was forced to perform the sex acts in the many porn films she made.
No that’s not depressing at all. I think Courtney is perfect for this role. She’s weathered, seen her share of scandal, and the girl can act. Will the portrayal of Linda Lovelace put Courtney on the road to recovery? I’ll drink to that.
Love to Play ‘Deep Throat’ Star [Zap2it]