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    Default Do We Really Need Two Linda Lovelace Biopics?

    Why does Hollywood do everything in duplicate? After Lindsay Lohan dropped out of Linda Lovelace biopic Inferno, Amanda Seyfried announced she would be playing Lovelace. Shortly thereafter, Malin Akerman announced she would replace LiLo as Lovelace. Why are there so many mixed signals in the casting of this role, I wondered.

    Then I actually read through the latest Lovelace biopic casting news (Hank Azaria will play Amanda Seyfried's porn director) and finally realized there are actually two Linda Lovelace biopics in production. Just like how two Snow White movies coming out in 2012, and how two Truman Capote movies came out in 2005. Here's a rundown of the competing Lovelace biopics:

    • Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story, film adaption of Linda Lovelace autobiography Inferno, directed by an indie screenwriter you hadn't heard of until he talked shit on LiLo. Malin Akerman sucks an as-yet unknown actor's dick, while husband Matt Dillon abuses her. Sasha Grey and Paz de la Huerta hang out with them, probably while naked, and Michael from Lost plays Sammy Davis, Jr. The movie will be indie screenwriter Matthew Wilder's directing debut.


    • Lovelace, an original movie about Linda Lovelace, directed by the guys who directed Howl. Amanda Seyfried sucks an as-yet unknown actor's dick, while husband Peter Sarsgaard abuses her. and Hank Azaria directs her. After she breaks up with Sarsgaard, Seyfried marries the creepy/sexy neighbor from American Beauty, who also abuses her. Sharon Stone is Amanda's mother. She's also pretty mean, and might be shown stealing Amanda's baby and putting it up for adoption. (Lovelace wrote about the episode in Inferno.)

    Do we really need two Lovelace biopics? Depends how much you enjoy watching blowjobs and/or abusive relationships, I guess. Lovelace has the star-studded cast, bigger budget, and better producers, but Inferno has buzzier good-at-being-naked people and a lead actress who more closely resemblers Lovelace. Both movies have actresses who have shown their vaginas on film. (This is the only time that the names "Sharon Stone" and "Sasha Grey" will be uttered in the same sentence, so enjoy it.) Only one has the Lindsay Lohan curse, though. So, yeah, this is really Lovelace's game to lose.


    (And, yes, there are quasi-logical reasons why doppel-movies happens. If you heard somebody was making the very movie you'd been quietly slaving over for years, you'd rush your version into production, too, right? Depends how much you enjoy competitive masochism, I guess.)


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    Wasn't Courtney Love supposed to star in one of those too?
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    But wait! There's more!

    "James Franco is in discussions to play pornographer Chuck Traynor in a Linda Lovelace film that will be directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. Kate Hudson has the offer to play the title role in Lovelace, the W. Merritt Johnson-scripted adaptation of Eric Danville's book The Complete Linda Lovelace."

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    If twice the biopics somehow allowed twice as many people to learn the lessons from her horrific story, then that would be one thing, but I fear it's more about twice as many people ca$hing in on her.

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    I thought the original Linda Boreman autobiography was called "Ordeal", not "Inferno". I was like 14 or so when it came out and had never seen that kind of film. When she described two people turning her into a "human sandwich" I almost passed out. Nowadays that's the kind of image that pops up on your screen if you fat finger something into a Google search.

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    No, no we don't need two Linda Lovelace biopics.
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    Do we really need one?

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