I saw Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s biopic Lovelace about a month ago, and I still haven't figured out its purpose. We don't really need another retelling of Linda Lovelace’s story, especially one like this: bereft of nuance and determined to make a one-dimensional victim out of a woman who was fascinating, complex, contradictory, and revolutionary.
Is it just me, or is something strange going on with Sarah Jessica Parker's face? On the set of Lovelace, where SJP is taking over Demi Moore's role as Gloria Steinem, she wore a wig and looked a bit different than usual. At left, SJP on the set this morning. At right, on the red carpet in February.
Having gained respect and accolades from women's groups worldwide for her portrayal of militant Redstocking Carrie Bradshaw, Sarah Jessica Parker will replace Demi Moore in the part of renowned Playboy bunny Gloria Steinem in Lovelace, the biographical film about pornographic actress Linda Lovelace. The one with Amanda Seyfried, not the other one. [EW; image via AP]
Forthcoming Linda Lovelace biopic Lovelace has the most strangely star-studded cast since Bobby: In addition to blue-eyed blonde Amanda Seyfried in the title role as the brown-eyed brunette porn star, Demi Moore will portray Gloria Steinem and James Franco is rumored to be closing in on a cameo as Hugh Hefner.
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.