The One Movie From 2013 I Wish Everyone Would Watch
(Rated R by the MPAA for strong sexual content, nudity, language, drug use and some domestic violence)
Lovelace wasn't anything more than middling from a technical point of view, but the story is the one from 2013 I'd like the most people to hear. Too many people still think of Deep Throat as racy and fun, and of Linda Lovelace as a glamorous poster child for the sexual revolution. In fact, she was abused and trafficked and by the end of her life campaigning to show people the dark underbelly of the porn world. While it won't make film buffs bow with respect to the artistic value, I saw enough grown men leaving the screening with tears in their eyes to know that this is a story better heard only decently told than not heard at all.
Timothy Wainwright is a writer based in New York City. He enjoys writing about culture, politics, and religion. You can follow him on Twitter at @Tim_Wainwright.