"Howl" Directors Plan Linda Lovelace Biopic

by andy lauer
January 21, 2010 4:18 AM
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With their Allen Ginsberg biopic "Howl" set to open the 2010 Sundance Film Festival today, co-directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman have released details about their upcoming sophomore narrative feature, a biopic of the 70s porn star of "Deep Throat," Linda Lovelace. "Lovelace," written by W. Merritt Johnson (HBO’s "Temple Grandin," and "In Treatment"), draws from Lovelace confidant and Penthouse managing editor Eric Danville’s biography “The Complete Linda Lovelace,” and follows Linda Boreman's rise to fame as Linda Lovelace, overnight cultural icon of the sexual revolution, and her subsequent transformation into feminist, anti-porn activist Linda Marchiano. The film is "told through the perspective of three interviewers at various stages of her life, as each searches behind the facade to figure out who the real Linda is."

“Linda is this fascinating character who continually reinvented herself and her story based on changing circumstances,” said director Epstein in a statement. “It's a story with great dramatic and psychological dimensions.”

The project is currently eyeing a 2010 start date. [Andy Lauer]

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