First Look: How Much Does Amanda Seyfried Really Look Like Linda Lovelace?

The first poster for 'Lovelace' starring Amanda Seyfried is out. But how much does Amanda really look like Linda Lovelace?

First Look: How Much Does Amanda Seyfried Really Look Like Linda Lovelace?

The first poster for ‘Lovelace’ starring Amanda Seyfried is out. But how much does Amanda really look like Linda Lovelace?

-Lucia Peters

Amanda Seyfried Lovelace poster

As you can see, the first poster for the upcoming Linda Lovelace biopic Lovelace starring Amanda Seyfried is out. What do you think, Bettys? I kind of dig the ‘70s magazine cover feel of it—they’re totally spot-on there—but… well, Amanda just doesn’t look that much like Linda Lovelace, does she? For comparison purposes, here’s Linda:

Linda Lovelace

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Hmmm. Just…. Hmmm. Not so much, am I right? A commenter on Planet Fury remarked that Amanda looks more like Marilyn Chambers than Linda, and she’s kind of right. That said, though, Amanda is a capable actress (who has, unfortunately, made some not-so-good movies recently, but I’m willing to overlook that), and I have faith that she’ll be able to pull it off—even if she doesn’t really look quite enough like Linda at first glance.

Lovelace, which features an all-star cast including Hank Azaria, Bobby Cannavale, James Franco, Chris Noth, Sarah Jessica Parker (stepping in for Demi Moore), Sharon Stone, and Peter Sarsgaard, will depict the life of the infamous ex-porn star from the ages of 20 to 32. Interestingly, the story will be told mostly in flashbacks, with the tale being broken into three acts as Linda—whose real name was Linda Boreman—explains her life to three different interviewers. It’s almost certainly going to be brutal to watch; Linda’s first husband, Chuck Traynor (played here by Sarsgaard), was horribly abusive to her and was later found to have forced her into the pornography world in the first place. I’m not at all anti-porn, but I AM anti-abuse and exploitation, so I think this one’s an important story to tell.

Lovelace is due out later in 2012.

Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.

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