Deep Throat Was Only The Beginning…
Linda Boreman was just twenty-one when she met Chuck Traynor, the man who would change her life. Less than two years later, the girl who wouldn�t let her high school dates get past first base was catapulted to fame she could never have imagined in her wildest dreams�or worst nightmares. Linda Boreman...more
I read it when I was in my teens and it appalled me the life this poor woman led. I'm not anti-porn at all, but I am 100% anti-coercion and exploitation. Love and sex are gifts, not means of abuse. Rating this as 5 stars to say I really liked it feels all kinds of wrong. I didn't like it, it messed me up for a while, but reading it was eye-opening and it blew my mind, that a man, Chuck Traynor, was capable of doing this to another person....more
I for one would have let the perverts kill me before I would submit to some of the things Linda did. She says that what happened to her could happen to anyone, but I disagree. I would have never allowed someone...more
There's been a lot of scuttlebutt throught the years about the...more
Sorry this review is a little all over the place as I attempt to get my thoughts together.
I am really trying very hard to get through this book. I watched the movie Lovelace, it doesnt even scratch the surface, and I will tell you, Ive seen Deep Throat and I am terribly uncomfortable at the thought of having watched this movie with the star being violently abused and forced into pornography...
If she was: rumor has it that the abuse she details is over h...more
How does one even begin to review a book like this? I think this had to be the saddest, most emotional biography book I have ever read. I felt physically ill at certain times through this book at the abuse this woman went through. To come out, and live somewhat a normal life as she did and to be brave enough to put these words out there for people to read renders me speechless.
This is the biography of Linda Lovelace. Linda's pornography film "Deepthroat" was the...more
ATTENTION! If you're under 21 y-o, please do not read this review. It contains explicit and graphic sexual descriptions that might be offensive.
I've read many porn stars and ex-porn stars memoirs, but nothing can beat Ordeal. It's the most sadistic and disturbing book I've ever read.
The story begins when Linda Boreman had a car accident. She met Chuck Traynor who seemed so sweet. Later, Linda found that Chuck is a monster who physically, verbally, and sexually abused her. From then on, her night...more
My reaction when I first began reading this book was probably the same reaction many people had: "Why didn't she just get away? She could've told someone. Called the police while he...more
Linda Lovelace was a woman who starred in a porn film in the 1970s. It became mainstream and she became well known worldwide. She was represented as the face of hedonistic sexuality and met film stars and the strange Playboy tycoon Hefner. However there w...more
" we people are sick, not sick with disease but sick in mind! Without our humanity
We are no more than downright animals. "
This was probably the most depressing autobiography I have ever read. The title ordeal suits perfectly. U might be thinking what inspired me to pick up this book out of the whim,well yesterday i was searching for a suitable movie to watch and i stumbled upon, a movie which was called as 'love lace,' sure Amanda...more
Though it may be a popular (though hopefully less and less popular) misconception, the brutal honesty and truth of one of the most well-known porn stars of all time, Linda Lovelace, reveals that not only is the life of a porn star anything but glamorous, it’s also dangerous, degrading and soul destroying.
Ordeal tells the truth behind the façade that Lovelace’s previ...more
On one level it's the very frank and tragic story of a naive young woman who found herself in the abusive relationship to end all abusive relationships and how she eventually found the strength to escape. This level not only reveals somethin...more
The writing was atrocious, but I forgive it because she isn't a 'writer' - she was just a regular person telling her story.
This was beyond disturbing. I don't know how much of her story is true, but if it's factual, I'm disgusted that people like this exist, that women are used in this way, and that society as a whole seems disinterested in the horrors perpetuated by the porn industry.
This was my first foray into a memoir written by someone involved in the por...more
But I did enjoy the read. I thought it was written well. It had a nice flow to it making it easy to read.
I found I had to keep reminding myself everything I was reading was real. It's hard to imagine these things happened to her and maybe happening or might happen to others beside her.
I feel bad for the things Linda had to go through in life. It makes me grateful, but fearful. Gratefu...more
“What kind of man pays $45.00 to rent a woman anyhow? What kind of man prefers make-believe love over real love?”
Este libro relata los hechos acontecidos antes, durante y tras la filmación de Deep Throat (famosa película pornográfica de los años 70 que alcanzaría un éxito sin precedentes) desde la experiencia vivida por su protagonista, Linda Lovelace.
Linda es una joven que se recupera en Miami en casa de sus padres tras haber sufrido un accidente automovilístico en Nueva Yo...more
The entire time I was reading, I imagine I looked something like this:
And at other times like this:
*full review forthcoming - this was an emotionally devasta...more
I couldn't stop reading yet I was horrified by the content.
Linda was abused by her mother, neglected by her father and in hopes of escaping to a simple and happy life, landed in the hands of a monster.
There's a special place in hell for animals like Traynor.
It hurts to know that there are so many people that endure this kind of trauma with little hope in sight.
What pains me more is how many witnesses choose to look away or ignore cries for help.
My next read will h...more
|Do you really think Linda was forced into this life of prostitution and pornography? Why did she keep going back to Chuck?||2||10||Sep 04, 2014 09:04AM|
Deep Throat was notable for beginning a brief fad of porn chic; it was also the inspiration for Bob Woodward's name of his secret Watergate source, W. Mark Felt. Boreman later stated that she re...more