LOVELACE is based on the true story of former porn star Linda Boreman, better known as Linda Lovelace. Lovelace is perhaps the most well-known name in all porn history, due to her starring role in DEEP THROAT (1972), the first feature length porn film to reach mainstream audiences, allegedly grossing 600 million dollars in the process. The film's unsurpassed success is, however, a stark contrast to what was going on behind the scenes. Violence, abuse and greed were all prominent production values, and worst of all was Linda's husband Chuck.
Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
ROB EPSTEIN (1955) is a director, producer, screenwriter and editor from New Jersey. Since 1987 Epstein has cooperated with JEFFREY FRIEDMAN on all his films. He has two Academy Awards for best documentary; THE TIMES OF HARVEY MILK (1984) and COMMON THREADS: STORIES FROM THE QUILT (1989).
JEFFREY FRIEDMAN (1951) is a director, producer, screenwriter and editor from California, in steady collaboration with ROB EPSTEIN. Friedman won a best documentary Academy Award in 1990, with the film COMMON THREADS: STORIES FROM THE QUILT. He was also (along with Epstein) the creator of HOWL (2010), the highly acclaimed film adaptation of Allen Ginsberg's poem of the same name.