Porn Questions? Amanda Seyfried Gives Her Take!

'Lovelace' actress spills to MTV News about the appeal of porn after portraying a '70s adult film star.

Got questions about porn? Amanda Seyfried is taking them. And there’s no inquiry she’s not afraid of.

Since filming the lead role as 1970s porn star Linda Lovelace in “Lovelace,” Seyfried has learned a lot about the beginnings of the industry. So MTV News went to her to flesh out the appeal of the graphic genre.

“It’s like underage drinking,” she offered up knowingly, “you’re looking for it everywhere. It’s like a secret. And of course that was a big deal when ’Deepthroat’ was in theaters and you could actually buy a ticket and watch it with everybody.”

Her character, Linda, starred in “Deepthroat,” the first pornographic film credited with a plot and a bigger budget — if you count $22,500 as a budget. The 1972 film follows Lovelace in her quest for pleasure (spoiler: she finds it). But the new biography, directed by Jeffrey Friedman and Rob Epstein, shows all the behind-the-scenes work and digs into Linda’s personal life and emotions.

“Knowing now what Linda had gone through and what a lot of people have gone through — still, around the world today, much less so in the United States — women are coerced into it,” Seyfried said, diving into the not-so-fun side of porn. “Women are objectified and they’ll always be objectified, unfortunately. That’s the dark side of it. They don’t necessarily want to be there, some of them. The idea of that is enough to turn you off completely.”

So is Seyfried “completely” turned off to porn after playing Lovelace? Well, it sounds like she was never really into it to begin with.

“Pornography was something, before, that was really fascinating to me, but I was uninterested in watching it,” she told us. “I’m pretty disconnected from that. I don’t really find pleasure in watching porn, but I didn’t find it to be that offensive, ’cause maybe I just haven’t seen the offensive types of porn.”

Thanks, Amanda. Now, back to our research.

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