In a recent E! article about the nudity that’s going to be on display in the upcoming, Amanda Seyfried-starring biopic of 70s porn star Linda Lovelace, Lovelace, one of the film’s producers, Patrick Muldoon, made some hilariously hypocritical comments that were clearly designed to drum up interest for the film based on promising Seyfried’s boobs, but which still try to paint the people making the movie as serious artists who would never do such a thing.
He starts off the interview by promising that the film is going to be“very risqué,” but then adds out of the other side of his mouth that it’s also “not about the nudity.” It’s not about the nudity because, according to Muldoon, “it’s profound, the performance that she’s giving…she’s doing such an amazing job. We’re about two weeks into filming, and the movie’s going to be incredible.” If that’s the case, then great, but why are we talking about the nudity at all? Don’t worry, it gets better.
Muldoon shows what deep thinkers they are over at Eclectic Pictures by saying, “thematically, it’s talking about how abusive the porn industry was to Linda Lovelace.” He then goes on to clarify, “yes, there’s a lot of nudity, but it’s a message movie about respecting women.” So in order to make a movie about the exploitation of women that goes on in the porn industry and to send a message about how we need to respect women, you’ve hired a hot young actress, paid her to be filmed naked, and are now selling the film on the promise of everyone getting to see her goodies? You stay classy, Mr. Muldoon.
I have to admit, though, the sales pitch worked. I’m now totally pumped to see Lovelace, and it’s almost 100% because of the chance to see Seyfried shedding some layers and showing some skin. That’s the reason I saw Chloe and that’s the reason I’ll see this; not because of any promises of a “profound performance.” I usually go see movies that haven’t been sleazy in their promotional campaigns to get something like that. Thanks for letting me know ahead of time what kind of movie Lovelace is going to be.