Linda Lovelace, the star of Deep Throat , became an icon of feminism thanks to this film. Yet the porn industry her ex-husband belonged to brought her through hell. This famous actress said she was used as a sex slave. Somehow the eyes of the world turned to Linda, but no one saw her pain.
Today, she is seen by more than one as a symbol of female sexual emancipation.
Before becoming a porn actress, Linda Lovelace was known as Linda Susan Boreman. Her father was a police officer and she attended a Catholic school in Yonkers, New York.
The young girl became a mother at the age of 20, but her mother had the child adopted.
The fate of Lovelace began to be traced when she, aged 21, met Charles Traynor, better known as "Chuck" . The man, who is 13 years older than her, was struck by her beauty and promised to make her a star.
Her husband introduced her to prostitution
Traynor was, however, a violent and domineering man. He married Linda while becoming her pimp. He allegedly even hit her the day before their wedding. During the filming of Deep Throat , Chuck allegedly carried his gun with him and threatened to kill her if she did not continue working.
Chuck introduced Linda to prostitution. He tested her as an actress in low budget porn and pocketed all the money he got. The unfortunate woman told in her biography that it was only for this reason that her husband married her.
This role in Deep Throat went on to make Linda famous all over the world. The New York Times called the film "porn chic . " Some feminist groups praised "the woman who dared to enjoy sex freely and openly . "
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Sex accompanied by a script
Linda Lovelace's film, released in the 1970s, was a real taboo breaker. It hit record audiences and sales at the time. The work features scripted sex. Thanks to Deep Throat , the porn industry was able to break into commercial screens.
“When you see the movie Deep Throat, you see how I am raped. It is a crime to keep showing it. The film also shows the bruises Traynor left when he hit me. "
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Linda immediately remarried as soon as she managed to separate from Chuck. On April 3, 2002, she was in a car accident. The star passed away at the age of 53, after several days of coma. Also, Traynor died of a heart attack three months later.