Story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life. Starring Amanda Seyfried.
In 1972—before the internet, before the porn explosion—Deep Throat was a phenomenon: the first scripted pornographic theatrical feature film, featuring a story, some jokes, and an unknown and unlikely star, Linda Lovelace. Escaping a strict religious family, Linda discovered freedom and the high-life when she fell for and married charismatic hustler Chuck Traynor. As Linda Lovelace she became an international sensation—less centerfold fantasy than a charming girl-next-door with an impressive capacity for fellatio. Fully inhabiting her new identity, Linda became an enthusiastic spokesperson for sexual freedom and uninhibited hedonism. Six years later she presented another, utterly contradictory, narrative to the world—and herself as the survivor of a far darker story.
We will meet for dinner beforehand at Inka Mama Peruvian at 5:45 p.m. It's at 3930 S. Bristol (on the corner of Bristol and Sunflower in the parking lot next to the theater). Let us know in comments if you will be joining us for dinner!
NOTE: The movies we watch are by and about women, but membership is open to ALL. This is not a “women’s” group but rather a movie fans’ group that supports films by and about women. (In other words, we acknowledge the reality that there are intelligent men out there who like to see films that focus on women’s lives and experiences!) We screen films by and about women of ALL races, nationalities, sexualities, and creeds.
Tired of going to movies that focus exclusively on the experiences of male characters? Tired of seeing women’s roles limited to a few unimportant characters who serve as girlfriends or wives of the male leads? Bored by films that don’t pass the Bechdel test?
Despite the fact that 55% of moviegoing audiences are female, women-centric films make up only a very small percentage of movies released each year. Hollywood studios claim they make fewer women-centric films because people who see these films tend not to see them on opening weekend. Because studios depend on opening weekend sales to signal which films will be successful and hence which will see a longer run in theaters, it’s important to support the opening weekend sales of these films so that more will be made!
Therefore, as much as possible, we will schedule film outings on opening weekends. This may mean that we’re a bit last-minute regarding theater locations, but we’ll try to pick locations that are in central Orange County. We can also take trips up to the L.A. theaters if there are movies we especially want to see that aren’t playing in OC. A note will be placed on the calendar for upcoming women-centered films, even if we’re not yet sure where they’re playing.
Also we often go to dinner together before our films. Women and Film is a great place to meet new friends and watch great movies!
No-Show Policy: Please make sure your email notifications are turned on for events you have RSVP’d “Yes” to. If your plans change and you can’t make the event, that’s perfectly fine – but please change your RSVP to “No” on the event page before the start time of the event so that the group doesn’t wait for you outside the theater. Members who have RSVP’d “Yes” but do not attend the event will be recorded as no-shows when they do not change their RSVPs to “No” on the event page before the start time of the event. Upon the fourth no-show, a member will be removed from the group.