Rumors that Lindsay Lohan has been fired from Inferno, the new movie biopic about Linda Lovelace, have been squelched by the producers.
Born Linda Susan Boreman in Bronx in 1949, the porn actress who became famous as Linda Lovelace made her repuation as a world-class fellatrix starring in Deep Throat (1972), the Gone With the Wind of blue movies that was released 14 years before Lindsay was born.
Boreman was the daughter of a policeman and a mother she claimed was very strict. Her parents were Roman Catholic, and Boreman attended Catholic schools, including St. John the Baptist in Yonkers, New York, and Maria Regina High School, in Hartsdale, New York. She was nicknamed “Miss Holy Holy” in high school because she kept her dates at a safe distance. When Boreman was 16, her family moved to Florida.
In her 1980 autobiography, Ordeal, she said she gave birth to a son in 1969 when she was 20, and her mother put the child up for adoption. Boreman said she had been told the child was only being put in foster care until she was ready to care for him, and was heartbroken to learn she would never see him again. Boreman moved back to New York in 1970. She was involved in a violent car crash, requiring her to undergo a blood transfusion which would lead to later health problems. She returned home to recover.
While recovering at her parents’ home, Boreman became involved with Chuck Traynor. According to Boreman, Traynor was violent and controlling. She said he forced her to move to New York, where he became her manager, pimp and husband.
Boreman was soon performing as Linda Lovelace in hardcore “loops”, short 8mm silent films made for peep shows. She starred in a 1971 bestiality film titled Dog Fucker or alternately Dogarama. She later denied appearing in the film, until several of the original loops proved otherwise.
In 1972, Boreman starred in Deep Throat, which achieved surprising and unprecedented popularity among mainstream audiences, even a review in The New York Times on the pages of its January 21, 1973 edition.
In her suit to divorce Traynor, she claimed that he forced her into pornography at gunpoint, and that in Deep Throat itself, bruises from his beatings can be seen on her legs. She made the assertion that her husband “would force her to do these things by pointing an M-16 rifle at her head.” Boreman wrote in her autobiography that her marriage had been plagued by violence, rape, forced prostitution and private pornography.
Lovelace/Boreman was controversial as, after her career sputtered out in the mid-1970s, she became an anti-porn crusader during the Reagan Era. Some say she was as manipulated by anti-porn, anti-sex feminists as she had claimed she was manipulated by porn-makers.
The Linda Lovelace movie shoot has been rescheduled to November.