Peter Sarsgaard as Chuck Traynor and Amanda Seyfried as Linda Lovelace (TWC Radius). And be sure to follow the Girls on Film Twitter feed for additional femme-con. 'How come you couldn't get away?' This same conflict is at play in this week's release, Lovelace, which stars Amanda Seyfried as the eponymous lead opposite Peter Sarsgaard as Traynor. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jay_and_the_Americans. She later became a Christian and a spokeswoman for the anti-pornography movement. She was a convenient talking point: Someone who could be used to make a point while Boreman herself still struggled to make ends meet with her modest income. Traynor was a minor figure in the early US East Coast pornographic film industry and appeared in a number of short “loops” in the early 1970s, usually with his then wife, Linda Lovelace. Steinem became an ally, helping Boreman become, for a time, an anti-porn activist with speaking engagements across the country. At the New York premiere for the film, Seyfried described Lovelace's legacy: "Domestic violence is a thing, and unfortunately it will always be a thing. Somehow though, the former couple remained friendly. During the 1970s, he took a more “behind the scenes” role in music, working with bands such as The Who and Yes. Their initial lineup consisted of John "Jay" Traynor, Howard Kane (né Kirschenbaum), Kenny Vance (né Rosenberg) and Sandy Deanne (né Yaguda), though their greatest success on the charts came after Traynor had been replaced as lead singer by Jay Black. We recently came across the negatives to the shoot just before they were about to be thrown away. He was in Good Times, and had cameos in Kentucky Fried Movie and as a mugger in Love at first bite but that was about it, the next time he popped up was in New Wave Hookers. Ellen DeGeneres does Halloween! Traynor was married to two actresses from the “Golden Age of Porn”, from 1971 to 1974 to Lovelace (whose real name was Linda Susan Boreman) of Deep Throat fame and from 1975 to 1985 to Behind the Green Door’s Marilyn Chambers, whom he also managed. NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT INTENDED. Gone way too soon. They just define her as a porn star. "He was a really bad guy," said Chambers’s brother Bill Briggs in a 2009 story in Connecticut magazine. If you see something that doesn't look right on this page, please do inform us using the form below: © 2017 Dead or Kicking / All Rights Reserved. When out with other people, he would tell her not to speak, and she had to ask his permission to use the toilet. In her films, critics said, she looked too happy, too interested to possibly be a victim. Girls on Film is a weekly column focusing on women and cinema. While out by the pool, she caught the eye of a bar owner named Chuck Traynor. Mine were mostly police.”. Birthday: August 21, 1937Date of Death: July 22, 2002Age at Death: 64. But Linda Boreman was always at odds with the people in her life, upset by the continuing struggles she faced and the fame others found through her body and experiences. What is Chuck Traynor's ethnicity? Star Linda Lovelace was the sexually liberated girl next door who loved sex, and the public loved — or loved to hate — Linda. In the late ’90s, Chambers, who was by then in her late 40s, called on Traynor for support as she prepared to make a comeback in pornography, eventually making three new films. Her life had reached a low enough point that a mob-funded porno was a welcome respite, but in reality, there was no watchful father figure like Lovelace's Romano. By whittling this story to such narrow and problematic parameters, Lovelace ignores the compelling life that actually makes her story worth telling, and captures her in the same constrictive box she fought against. To publicize the opening, they arranged for Marilyn to appear in a photo shoot. Traynor was portrayed by actor Peter Sarsgaard in the 2013 film Lovelace.. He released records and toured in this vain. It was a friendly face. She really did, and people don't credit her for that. She hit the interview circuit to promote Ordeal, where her dark recollections met with all manner of suspicion. Traynor was the first lead singer of Jay and the Americans. Traynor encourage Chambers to pose for a ‘machine gun and bikini’ image to promote the store. He was the production manager during the production of the world-famous 1972 movie Deep Throat. A popular pop music group in the 1960's, Jay and the Americans withstood the British invasion by touring extensively and…, Jay & The Americans Come A Little Bit Closer. Bob Irwin, their former business partner is still alive. Lovelace claimed that Traynor forced her into prostitution by threatening her with a gun, repeatedly beat her, forced her to make pornography, and allowed men to rape her repeatedly. He has run as a Republican candidate for the Arizona state assembly. Traynor and Irwin bought a second store shortly after before splitting up in 1988; Traynor kept The Survival Store, and Irwin kept the other location, The Gun Store. Her return to the world of porn did nothing to assuage suspicions about what really happened to Linda Boreman, even though her stance never really changed: "It's time for me to do what I can to earn an income from the abuse I went through, from the name," she explained in the documentary Inside Deep Throat. His character in Happy Days didn’t catch on so they wrote him out after a couple of episodes. COPYRIGHTS RESERVED BY COPYRIGHT OWNER.This video is used only for non-profit usage and publishing. No part of this website or any of its contents may be reproduced, copied, modified or adapted, without the prior written consent of The Rialto Report administrators. When there were breaks she would go up to talk to him. He beat her the night before their wedding and during the filming of. The gang rape that seemed to end Lovelace's marriage in the new film was actually what kicked off Traynor's abusive extremes in their relationship. She brought awareness to it. COPYRIGHTS RESERVED BY COPYRIGHT OWNER.This video is used only for non-profit usage and publishing. Ten years later, as Irwin tells it, Chuck Traynor showed up at his gun-smithing shop one afternoon in 1981 with Traynor’s then-wife, the porn star Marilyn Chambers. Even Phil Donahue questioned her, focusing on her life and upbringing as if Boreman's experiences were her fault, and not that of the man who beat her. In 1972, an American cultural revolution was sparked by the most absurd premise imaginable: A frustrated young woman enjoys a sexual awakening when she learns that her clitoris is in her throat.  She said that during Deep Throat one can see scars and bruises left on her legs from a beating by Traynor.
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