12 Hollywood Takes On The Porn Industry

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Linda Lovelace led a very strange life. In 1972, she starred in “Deep Throat,” widely considered the first porno to make it to the mainstream. (Little known fact: it apparently got a good review in The New York Times.) But years later, she said that her ex-husband, Chuck Traynor, coerced her into doing the movie—that he was abusive and had even held a gun to her head. She went on to denounce the entire porn industry. Linda’s story would totally make a fascinating movie—which I guess is why, as we told you the other day, there are currently two in the works. The first is “Inferno,” which recently replaced star Lindsay Lohan with Malin Ackerman. (The photo above is Lindsay’s promo shot for the movie, before she was ousted.) The second is as-of-now untitled, but supposedly Kate Hudson and James Franco are in talks to star in it as Linda and Chuck.

Hollywood has often mined the porn industry—particularly during the ’70s and early ’80s—for material. In honor of these two Linda Lovelace movies, let’s take a look back at some mainstream movies and TV shows about the porn industry.

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