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Not one but three star-studded movies about porn

Yesterday we discussed celebrities with porn names. Today we’re talking about celebrities in porn movies. Okay, not actual skin flicks. No, movies about skin flicks. Just as there are two modern movie versions of Snow White coming out at the same time (our money’s on Charlize Theron’s evil queen kicking Julia Roberts’ queen’s ass), there are also two competing star-studded Linda Lovelace biopics, plus an indie film about a fictional rising pornstar: INFERNO: A LINDA LOVELACE STORY, LOVELACE and CHERRY, respectively. The latter two star James Franco. (Of course they do.) Here’s a more elaborate breakdown of each’s cast:

LOVELACE (2012)

  • Amanda Seyfried (as Linda Lovelace)
  • James Franco (as Hugh Hefner)
  • Peter Sarsgaard (as abusive husband)
  • Sarah Jessica Parker (Gloria Steinem, replaced Demi Moore)
  • Sharon Stone (as Lovelace’s mother)
  • Hank Azaria (as her director)

INFERNO: A LOVELACE STORY (2013)

  • Malin Akerman (as Linda Lovelace, replaced Lindsay Lohan)
  • Matt Dillon (as abusive husband)
  • Adam Goldberg (co-pornstar in DEEP THROAT)
  • Harold Perrineau (as Sammy Davis Jr)
  • Sasha Grey (as porn friend)

CHERRY (2012)

  • Ashley Hinshaw (fetish starlet, pictured above)
  • James Franco (as cokehead lawyer)
  • Heather Graham (as porn star turned porn director)
  • Dev Patel (as lovestruck best friend)
  • Lili Taylor (as crazy mother)

It’s too hard to call it for one of the Lovelace biopics without trailers yet. While we wait, here’s the new trailer for Cherry — seems a little soulless, but then again most porn is so maybe that’s the point:

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