star Linda Lovelace authored several books giving conflicting
stories of her life and career, depending on her attitudes of
Linda Lovelace was a cause celebré in the UK,
being at the centre of a major obscenity trial. It's victory
supposedly marked the end of obscenity prosecutions for the
written word in Britain (though someone forgot to tell Greater
Manchester Police, who twice imprisoned Savoy Books' David Britton
for selling and publishing novels in the 1980s and 90s).
book came after her break with notorious husband / manager Chuck
Traynor but before her conversion to born-again anti-porn crusader.
was her disputed account of being forced into making porn by
Traynor, though her most outlandish claims - such as being forced
at gunpoint to shoot Deep Throat - are actually
nowhere to be found in the book, and only emerged later in interviews.
No-one - including those who also quit the industry and had
no real love for it, like Harry Reems - supported her claims,
but she was backed up by anti-porn campaigners.
her follow-up to Ordeal - a mix of continuing
the story and defending herself again those who doubted her
word. Unfortunately for Linda, the public had lost interest