Well, this post is just a big pile of yuck.
A while back, it was announced that Lindsay Lohan, whose career, popularity, and health are going in the tank at the kind of pace usually reserved for meth addicts and actual prostitutes, is set to play Linda Lovelace in the biopic Inferno. If by some bizarre chance you’re either too young or too innocent (HA!) to know who Lovelace is, she’s one of the most famous ’70s-era porn stars, most well-known for her performance in the infamous Deep Throat. Lovelace (real name Linda Boreman) would later go on to renounce her porn career, saying that her then-husband Chuck Traynor forced her into it, plying her with drugs and physically, sexually, and mentally abusing her, claims disputed by many other people — Lovelace’s track record with the truth alleged to be somewhat spotty, unfortunately. She would later become an anti-pornography activist.
So, to recap, Lindsay Lohan is set to play a drug-addicted porn star. Insert your own life-imitating-art jokes here. Actually, Lovelace is a pretty fascinating, tragic figure to portray, and given that I’ve pretty much accepted that Mean Girls was a fluke and that Lohan is an absolutely shit actress, I don’t exactly have high hopes.
Regardless, details about the script for the film, written and directed by Matthew Wilder, have emerged, and they’re… intense. Detailing child abuse, sexual humiliation, gang bangs and God knows what else (Lovelace is alleged to have starred in a bestiality flick as well, so who knows how far down the rabbit hole the film will go), it’s lurid, freaky stuff. It’s also, according to all who have read it, an excellent, well-written script that could potentially become an incredible film.
The question is whether or not Lohan is the right choice. Right now, every part of me says no. But I certainly wouldn’t mind being proven wrong.
Head over to Jezebel for more details and to read a couple of pages from the script.