Porn star best known for her erotic gymnastics in one of the seminal "adult" films of the 1970s, "Deep Throat" (1972). The actress had a brief resurgence of noteriety in 2005 with the release of the s...
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Watching an NC-17 movie has a very strange effect on the psyche. First off, you feel beyond bad ass. Chances are you've been watching R-rated movies for a while now, but the first time you saw a NC-17 rating you probably didn't even know what it was. And if you asked your mom, there's a good chance she rushed you away from that big sign in the movie theatre so you guys could go watch Pleasantville. Well, you're all grown up now, and while there's nothing against Pleasantville (great flick actually), there's nothing quite like putting the kids to bed, turning on Netflix, tip-toeing back to the kids' room to make sure they're really asleep this time, going back to Netflix and picking a big, bad NC-17 flick. Here are a few you should definitely check out. And remember 1.) Kids to bed, 2.) turn on Netflix, 3.) double back to kids' room and confirm Zzzzs, 4.) pick one:
Harvey Keitel plays a coke-sniffing, gambling lieutenant (you know, the bad kind) who works to solve a nun's rape case. I'm not going to tell you what she was assaulted with, or what Keitel's body looks like in the nude, but suffice it to say, this movie really works hard to earn its rating.
Disclaimer: Descent is considered by some to be the worst movie... ever. But doesn't that kind of make you want to see it more? Rosario Dawson plays a college student who goes on a revenge rampage like no other after being assaulted.
Inside Deep Throat
Yes! A documentary with a NC-17 rating! Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato take us inside one of the highest grossing movies in film history, Deep Throat. The original 1972 pornographic flick (starring Linda Lovelace) introduced the world to porno chic and nothing's been quite the same since then.
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Actress Amanda Seyfried has stripped down to her underwear and a pair of cowboy boots for a racy new photoshoot. The Mamma Mia! star shed her clean-cut image by playing porn queen Linda Lovelace in a movie biopic last year (13) and she has shown off her saucy side again for the spread in the April (14) issue of W magazine.
The blonde graces the cover of the publication while wearing a monochrome bustier, and she is also pictured inside reclining in a matching, rose-pattern bra and underpants and a pair of brown cowboy boots.
Seyfried tells the magazine how her role in Lovelace opened her eyes, saying, "Sex scenes are great. A lot of my co-stars have been sexy guys my age who are really respectful and cool. So, why not? I'm not going to pretend it's not fun."
A series of never-before-seen photos of late adult actress-turned-anti-porn activist Linda Lovelace are going on display in a special exhibit at the Museum of Sex in New York City. The raunchy pictures were taken by the late Milton H. Greene, who was known for photographing Marilyn Monroe, and they will be included in a tribute to the Deep Throat star.
The Eve of Porn exhibition, which opens on Monday (09Dec13), will also feature what is believed to be the actress' final interview in a new documentary titled, Linda Lovelace's Loose Lips: The Last Interview. The film was shot by author Legs McNeil in 2000, two years before Lovelace died (02).
McNeil tells the New York Post, "It's her story with her telling it. It's kind of like her last will and testament."
Lovelace, real name Linda Boreman, died from injuries sustained in a serious car accident in April, 2002.
She was recently brought back to life on the big screen by Amanda Seyfried in this summer's biopic, Lovelace.
If you were wondering what Hollywood will look like in the next five or 10 years, look no further than this talented group of young actors. Their impressive performances have put them on the map, and it doesn't look like they'll be going anywhere anytime soon. With a talent pool that includes film festival darling Ezra Miller, serious drama actor Dane DeHaan, and quirky ingenue Juno Temple, the future of film has never looked brighter.
Mackenzie FoyYou probably know her as Bella and Edward's half-human, half-vampire baby, Renesmee, from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, but Mackenzie Foy also appeared in this summer's The Conjouring with Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga. Next up, she'll star in the coming-of-age movie Wish You Well with Ellen Burstyn and Josh Lucas, and is signed on to voice a character in the film adaptation of French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's famed novella The Little Prince. Not bad for a 12-year-old.
Dane DeHaanAfter churning out haunting and powerful performances in the supernatural thriller Chronicle and cop thriller The Place Beyond the Pines, Dane DeHaan is officially on our radar. He's also appeared alongside Hollywood heavyweights in Lawless and Lincoln. Currently, DeHaan is bringing his Beat Generation movie, Kill Your Darlings, to the film festival circuit. DeHaan plays darkly alluring musician Lucien Carr opposite Daniel Radcliffe as Beat poet Allen Ginsberg. Both the film and DeHaan's performance have earned rave reviews from critics. Next up, he'll star in Reese Witherspoon's dark murder drama Devil's Knot. We're sensing a theme for this talented young actor.
Bella ThorneAt just 15, Bella Thorne is already a seasoned pro in the industry. She's been making appearances on TV and in film since she was only 6 years old. Since 2010, she's starred on the Disney Channel dance show Shake It Up, which helped her score a record deal with Hollywood Records. Next up, she'll star in the film adaptation of popular kids book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day alongside Jennifer Garner and Steve Carell.
Ezra MillerAfter his star-making performance in We Need to Talk About Kevin, everybody was talking about Ezra Miller. The movie was a hit at Cannes and Miller became an indie sensation overnight. He saw success again when he starred in last year's film adaptation of beloved teen novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Next up, you can catch Miller as Léon Depuis in Sophie Barthes's adaptation of Gustave Falubert's masterpiece Madame Bovary.
Juno TempleJuno Temple has had steady work since her childhood, appearing in acclaimed movies like Notes on a Scandal, Atonement, and The Other Boleyn Girl. Recent movies have shown that Temple is more than comfortable with her sexuality, such as Dirty Girl, Jack and Diane, a horror romance about two women who are lovers, and the Linda Lovelace biopic Lovelace, in which Temple plays Linda's best friend. Next up, Temple will appear in Malificent with Angelina Jolie, and the highly anticipated sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.
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Actress Debi Mazar can't watch herself having sex onscreen - unless it's with her husband. The Goodfellas star requested her real-life spouse as a sex scene partner in new movie Lovelace and admits it was one of her most enjoyable lovemaking movements on a movie set.
She tells WENN, "I can't watch myself having an orgasm on the big screen. Thank God it's my husband that's in front of me in between my legs in this film.
"I did another film many years ago when I was broken up in a relationship and I was really skinny and I had to do a nude scene and I was horrified to watch myself being intimate on camera with someone else.
"As an actor I throw myself into the scene and it was fantastic. The good news is I got to rehearse at home a lot, since the actor playing the guy between my legs (in the film) happened to be my husband, so that made it a lot of fun."
The actress portrays porn star Dolly Sharp in the new Linda Lovelace biopic, which also features Amanda Seyfried as the titular character and Sharon Stone as her mum.
Step away from the dangerous biopic roles, actors. Check out five Hollywood stars and the career-threatening roles they should never have taken.
1. Naomi Watts as Princess Diana
Yes, Naomi Watts was born in Sussex and raised in Wales, making her kind of British. Yes, Naomi Watts has recently confided to the press that Princess Di has given her the thumbs up to play her in her biopic from beyond the grave. No, it's not ok that a Hollywood actress is playing Britain's most beloved royal figure - and possibly woman, ever - in a film. No matter how winsome her smile, or fizzy her screen reprisal of the world's most adored dead person, Brits are gonna hate.
2. Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor: screen icon and legend. Lindsay Lohan: troubled star of Freaky Friday and perennial Chateau Marmont squatter. Lohan's ideal starring role is a tired courtroom reality show, playing a strung-out unconvincing 'drama baby.' Who better to play the most beautiful and iconic star, ever? Anyone. Seriously, like...anyone.
3. Amanda Seyfried as Linda Lovelace
Just because Amanda Seyfried's great in it, doesn't mean horny guys aren't watching this movie because it looks a whole lot like porn you can see on a first date.
4. Renee Zellweger as Beatrix Potter
After the passable English accent/ semblance of reality she brought to Bridget Jones, Oscar-winner Renee Zellweger's portrayal of Peter Rabbit's maker comes up hammier than a swimming pool full of gammon. As her hamster-cheeked face twists itself into unimaginable expressions, we're left in no doubt as to what Beatrix Potter's O-face looked like. What's that noise? It's the sound a career makes when it dies. Quick, nominate her for a Golden Globe to revive her. (Yes, that really happened.)
5. John Wayne as Genghis Khan
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Boy, give the Duke a break. The perennial cowboy tough guy must have twisted himself into knots trying to nail the nuances of playing infamous Mongol leader Genghis Khan in The Conqueror. Nope. He got a bowl cut and a weird wispy moustache and walked, talked and acted juuuust like he did in the Wild West. Bizarre, yes, but this film is so dangerously life-threatening it gets extra points. We're not talking figurative career suicide here. It killed him (probably). Production took place in Utah, downwind from a nuclear test site. 30 years later, almost half the 220-strong film crew had developed the big C. Just saying.
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Mamma Mia! star Amanda Seyfried has her sights set on portraying tragic singer/songwriter Eva Cassidy on the big screen. As she promotes her new movie portrayal of former porn queen Linda Lovelace, the actress admits she has another biopic or two on her mind.
She says, "I'd like to play Eva Cassidy, I'd like to play Hillary Clinton."
The 27 year old is the perfect age to portray Cassidy, who died of melanoma in 1996, aged 33.
Seyfried adds, "Eva has an amazing story and then she was gone. She has this whole catalogue of music - she's amazing. It's tragic. I love singing too, I love her music and I would love to play her. That would be fun."
Linda Lovelace's son has praised the makers of an upcoming biopic for portraying his porn star mother in a "new light". Amanda Seyfried plays the title role in Lovelace, a new film about the infamous Deep Throat star who became an anti-porn activist in her later years.
Lovelace's son Dominic Marchiano has now spoken out about the movie and thrown his support behind the filmmakers.
He hopes the film will educate viewers about why his mother was fighting for women's rights.
Marchiano tells Britain's The Sun, "I knew this movie was going to shed a new light on my mom's story. I am proud of my mom and hope it will create a new awareness on the subject matter... She was a survivor... and a wonderful person."
A U.S. judge has ruled the cinematic release Amanda Seyfried's Linda Lovelace biopic can go ahead despite a legal challenge from the producers behind porn movie Deep Throat. In the release, titled Lovelace, Seyfried stars as the adult actress-turned-anti-porn advocate and the film supposedly features three scenes from the 1972 hardcore movie.
Bosses at Arrow Productions launched legal action claiming they never approved the use of the porn clips in the biopic and demanded at least $10 million (£6.7 million) in compensation.
They also requested an injunction to halt the film's release later this month (Aug13), but in a ruling on Wednesday (07Aug13), a federal judge cleared the movie to hit cinemas.
Mark Gill, President of Millennium Films, the studio behind Lovelace, says in a statement, "We are relieved that common sense prevailed. The suit was completely unwarranted. We believe this case was an insult to the legal safeguards in place maintaining our right to freedom of speech. It was without merit on every level. Arrow Productions' complaint was transparent about its desire to control discussion about Deep Throat - a film they describe as a 'watershed' in American popular culture - and to hinder projects that would compete with theirs. The law does not support either of these motives."
The lawsuit is still ongoing.
"It's pretty much like when Joe Pesci threw me down the stairs in Casino; you just kinda get at the top of the stairs and suck it up... I said, 'You're just getting a little tap on the face, honey. Let's go!'" Sharon Stone jokes about her slapping scene with movie daughter Amanda Seyfried in Linda Lovelace biopic Lovelace.
Porn star best known for her erotic gymnastics in one of the seminal "adult" films of the 1970s, "Deep Throat" (1972). The actress had a brief resurgence of noteriety in 2005 with the release of the stylish and provocative documentary "Inside Deep Throat."
born c. 1980; father, Lawrence Marchiano; has son
married in 1976; divorced in August 1996
born c. 1975; father Lawrence Marchiano
married in 1971; divorced in 1974; Lovelace alleges he got her involved in porn