In 1972, before the internet, before the explosion of the adult film industry, Deep Throat was a phenomenon and introduced the world to an unknown and unlikely star: Linda Lovelace (Amanda Seyfried). Escaping a strict religious family, Linda discovered freedom and the high life when she fell for and married charismatic hustler Chuck Traynor (Peter Sarsgaard). As "Linda Lovelace" she became an international sensation - a charming girl-next-door with some 'impressive skills'. Fully inhabiting her new identity, Linda became an enthusiastic spokesperson for sexual freedom and uninhibited hedonism. Six years later she presented another, utterly contradictory, narrative to the world - and herself, as the survivor of a far darker story.