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
I never heard of Linda Lovelace until I picked up her book 'ordeal' and read the blurb, it sounded like an interesting story however I didn't realise how shocking it would be. I really do feel for Linda Lovelace and the book at times was very hard to read. After finishing the book I was inspired to do more research and soon found there were many mixed opinions about Lovelace and the 'real' story of what actually happened. From my research I do believe that 'ordea ...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
There's been a lot of scuttlebutt throught the years about the ...more
Your heart is racing while your eyes are desperately seeking some sign of life, searching for a survivor amidst all the blood and destruction.
And Linda survives, not only does she survive but she thrives.
After years of living in a nightmare world from the deepest pits of hell, she escapes.
She finds a man who loves her for her, not for the Lovelace Legend.
She has ...more
Much of what she has written in this book has been reputed to be false, many of the people who know/ knew her say that she’s lying and this seems to be something that you hear abo ...more
Niestety całość napisana jest tak, że momentami traci na wiarygodności i sprawia wrażenie literackiej zemsty na biznesie i ludziach, którzy ją wykorzystali i porzucili bez grosza. Relacja o głębokiej więzi z Bogiem, który pomógł jej przetrwać pornoniewolę brzmi dziwnie. Tak czy inaczej wygląda na to, że ta zemsta się należała.
" 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
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 nigh ...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
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
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
This book left me feeling tired, used and just all around dirty. I can't say that I've been happier to finish a book, just so I can hand it off to someone else.
While I understand her experiences were awful, dark and traumatic and she just wanted to explain what really happened during that time in her life, readers should take caution because there are a many graphic details ...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
This book was horrifying and very hard for me to read so I read it in tiny bits. The most terrifying bit of all is that I really can see that it CAN happen to any girl, none of us are essentially shielded from this. This theme kept popping up throughout. It is a book every young woman (and man) must read, obscenities and all.
I haven't seen "Deep Throat", I am ...more
This is a story of an abuse. And that makes it culturally relevant. Maya Angelou at one time started on the same path, but with help from a determined ...more
In reading this, you don't want to believe it - you don't want to believe that anyone could be as brutal as Chuck Traynor or as victimized as Linda Lovelace. You want to believe that she, to some extent, took part in her life. That any normal, sane person ...more
|Do you really think Linda was forced into this life of prostitution and pornography? Why did she keep going back to Chuck?||3||23||Dec 03, 2014 11:35PM|
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