Yesterday Entertainment Weekly‘s Anthony Breznican reported that Sarah Jessica Parker‘s performance as Gloria Steinem in Lovelace has been cut by directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman.
The Steinem scene was shot as an epiloque-type thing. Lovelace (Amanda Seyfried) and Steinem met in 1984. Steinem, editor of Ms. Magazine, subsequently gave Lovelace a forum to vent her anger at the porn industry sleazeballs (one of whom, Chuck Traynor, is portrayed by Peter Sarsgaard) who had exploited her as the ultimate blowjob queen of Western Civilization as it existed in the early ’70s. Pic now ends in 1980 or thereabouts.
A Sundance Film Festival premiere, Lovelace will have its first showing at 9:45 pm on Tuesday evening, 1.22, at Park City’s Eccles theatre.
Lovelace costars Sharon Stone, Juno Temple, Wes Bentley, James Franco (as Hugh Hefner), Hank Azaria, Bobby Cannavale, Chris Noth and Adam Brody.
Parker’s end-coda performance will probably be included as an extra on the DVD/Bluray.