Yet only eight years later, in her third autobiography, Ordeal, Lovelace claimed she had been hypnotised, beaten and threatened at gunpoint to have sex in front of the cameras - and she spent the rest of her life campaigning against pornography. She also claimed that two earlier autobiographies, The Intimate Diary Of Linda Lovelace and Inside Linda Lovelace - in which she made statements like "I live for sex" - had been fabricated by ghost-writers. As for the facts, it is generally accepted that she was born Linda Boreman, the daughter of a New York policeman, in the Bronx, and had an unhappy home life. After leaving school, she may have worked in a boutique and as a photographer. In , she met Charles "Chuck" Traynor, a pornographer who made "loops", short 8mm films, sold and shown illegally. Lovelace appeared in at least eight, the most notorious of which showed her having sex with a dog. She and Traynor married. Deep Throat was not the first hardcore feature film to test New York's obscenity laws, and it is technically and artistically of very poor quality. Lovelace, quite pretty, but thin and angular - and nothing like the pouting, big-breasted Playboy models that American men have always preferred - plays a woman who, because her clitoris is in her throat, can only find satisfaction through oral sex, something she appears to do with enthusiasm. Somewhat surprisingly, the reviews praised the film's style and humour, and soon New York society began to patronise the World cinema, a grind-house near Times Square.
She was never beat on the set. She was not. He basically controlled her life. He was not a friendly guy.
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By Dr Brooke Magnanti. The dramatisation of Linda Lovelace 's porn career hits the big screens this month, reigniting a discussion about whether the porn industry has really changed since Lovelace's s heyday. For many potential viewers, with so much porn on tap these days, looking back at what the industry was like in the 70s must be like archaeology. People actually went to cinemas to view these movies? What's with all the lame and protracted plotting? There was an international uproar over oral sex? Lovelace, who was later known as Linda Boreman , eventually left the industry and went public with claims of violent abuse and manipulation at the hands of the ex who masterminded her career.
And at the center of Deep Throat was its tragic star, Linda Lovelace. She had an unhappy childhood, as her parents were either absent or abusive. They were also extremely religious and as a result, she received her education at strict Catholic schools. When Lovelace was in high school, her family moved to Florida, but she returned to New York to attend computer school at age While out by the pool, she caught the eye of a bar owner named Chuck Traynor. The year-old Traynor approached year-old Lovelace, offering her a joint and a ride in his Jaguar. His personality was possessive and rough, opposite to her own demure demeanor. According to Lovelace, Traynor said he would teach her more about sex and used hypnosis to expand her sexual knowledge. Over the next few months, she would undergo a transformation and soon was working as a prostitute with Traynor as her pimp.