After the film’s release, Reems would continue his career in porn until drugs and alcohol began to overtake his life. (At one point, he said, he woke up in a jail cell in a pool of his own vomit, not knowing how he got there.) In the late 1980s, he made his way to Park City, began attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings thanks to an invitation from a Park City police officer, and found religion. Reems married and became a successful real-estate agent until his retirement four years ago.
Since Lovelace’s death, there have been a documentary (“Inside Deep Throat”), a Los Angeles play (“Lovelace: A Rock Musical”) and two films about the actress and the making of the infamous adult film. Another biopic, “Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story,” is in pre-production and slated to star Malin Ackerman (“Watchmen”) as Lovelace.
Co-director Epstein said he and Friedman read everything available, including past interviews with Reems, as well as talked to Lovelace’s family members and her attorney.
“I want [audiences] to understand that in all of her complexities and contradictions, she was a human being,” Epstein said. “That she is someone that lived her life and felt like she wasn’t fully understood.”« Previous Page