From Mean Girls to Lovelace, Amanda Seyfried has come a long way, as evidenced by the new trailer that features her as "legendary" porn star Linda Lovelace. Set mostly in the '70s, the biopic follows Lovelace as she catapults from small-town obscurity to fame, all because of a little film called Deep Throat. Peter Sarsgaard plays her mustachioed husband, Chuck, who gets dangerously ticked off when their video makes Linda, not him, a star with the public.There's also a long laundry list of stars that I'm excited to see make appearances, including Sharon Stone as Linda's mother and James Franco as a young Hugh Hefner!
With the retro porn vibe, this already feels like a female-led version of Boogie Nights to me, which is perfectly fine because Boogie Nights is genius. I'm glad the focus is on a female star but the lifestyle isn't glamorized, given that Lovelace's story took a very serious turn in real life. I'm also curious to see if Seyfried can pull off charismatic girl-next-door-turned-porn-maven. The movie opens in limited release Aug. 9; until then, watch the SFW (yep) trailer after the jump.