What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Lovelace is a biopic about Linda Lovelace, star of the infamous 1970s porn movie Deep Throat. There's some female toplessness and plenty of sexual innuendo and sexual suggestion, but not much sex is actually shown for a film about porn. Spousal and sexual abuse are also intense parts of the plot, but the movie manages to keep most of it off screen or suggested, rather than shown. Language isn't frequent but is very strong and includes many sexual terms. And there's plenty of drinking and drug use. The movie is very sympathetic toward its heroine and celebrates her efforts to stand up against a dark and brutal world, but it's still not meant for kids.
  • Families can talk about the sex industry. Does Lovelace make it look appealing in any way?
  • How is sex portrayed in the movie? Is it loving or exploitative? Parents, talk to your teens about your own values regarding sex and relationships.

  • In the movie, what was Linda's relationship with her parents like? Were they supportive? Caring? How well did they communicate?

  • Is Linda a role model? What makes her sympathetic despite the things she says and does?
  • Was Linda too young to be involved in this world?

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POSITIVE ROLE MODELS
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
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DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF
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