Within a few months of Deep Throat’s release back in 1972, Linda Lovelace was an icon. She was covered in the New York Times. Celebrities from Barbara Walters to Johnny Carson openly talked of watching her film, but within a few years, she turned into an absolute mess. Drugged-up for much of the late 70s and later an anti-pornography advocate who claimed she was forced at gunpoint to participate in the movie’s filming, she slowly faded off the popular radar until passing away a few years back. Lindsay Lohan too was briefly an icon, specifically between 2003 and 2004. During that time, she released both Freaky Friday and Mean Girls to 100+ million dollar openings. With a few years, she was jailed, subjected to a scathing letter from Georgia Rule producers and generally considered unhireable by almost everyone. The upcoming Linda Lovelace biopic could have been Lohan’s redemption; instead, it will go down as just another discarded opportunity by Hollywood’s blacklisted trainwreck.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Inferno director Matthew Wilder has officially severed ties with Lohan. The news comes less than two months after producers originally claimed they’d wait for her, but with another stop in a sober living facility and no clear end on the horizon, Lohan left the director with little choice in the matter. No word yet on who might step in to portray the Deep Throat star, but those involved are reportedly in negotiations with another actress already.
What a shame. For all her sketchy behavior, Lohan is actually an above-average actress who, with the right material, could have blossomed into a bankable and respectable star. Guess now she’s free to hit up happy hours across greater Los Angeles.
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