• X marks the legend.
  • The truth goes deeper than you think.


  • Lindsay Lohan was cast but had to drop out due to personal reasons. Her co-star from Mean Girls, Amanda Seyfried was cast instead.
  • Amanda Seyfried and Wes Bentley had previously worked together in the film, Gone (2012). Amanda Seyfried and Adam Brody have also previously worked together in the film, Jennifer's Body (2009).
  • James Franco was attached to play Chuck Traynor before Peter Sarsgaard was cast.
  • Seyfried had to wear contacts and a wig for the role of Linda Lovelace, as Seyfried is a natural blonde with green eyes whereas Lovelace was dark haired and had brown eyes.
  • Chloë Sevigny, who's in the movie for only one second, also had a fellatio scene in The Brown Bunny (2003), like Linda Lovelace did.
  • Kate Hudson was considered to play Linda Lovelace.
  • In the simulated oral sex scenes, a Popsicle was used as a substitute for a penis.
  • Demi Moore was supposed to appear in a cameo as Gloria Steinem but dropped out due to health issues. Mary-Louise Parker was considered as a replacement, but Sarah Jessica Parker was cast. Parker accepted the role a week before filming ended, but her scenes did not make the final cut.
  • Lovelace claimed that Deep Throat (1972) made $600 million at the box office. In his review of Inside Deep Throat (2005), Roger Ebert wrote "Since the mob owned most of the porn theaters in the pre-video days and inflated box office receipts as a way of laundering income from drugs and prostitution, it is likely, in fact, that 'Deep Throat' did not really gross $600 million, although that might have been the box office tally."
  • Olivia Wilde was considered for the lead role, but she declined due to scheduling conflicts.
  • Amanda Seyfried attended a screening of the film with her father, who was supportive of his daughter's work in the film and although Seyfried was uncomfortable with her father seeing her nude, she was happy to accompany him. She vowed to shield his eyes whenever her bared breasts were displayed.
  • Late comedy writer, Arthur Julian, was attached to a Lovelace biopic project in 1972. It was never produced.
  • Reunites Hank Azaria and Peter Sarsgaard who previously appeared in Shattered Glass (2003). Both films were based on real events and in both movies Sarsgaard plays a character named Chuck.


  • Anachronisms: During one party scene set in 1970, Elvin Bishop's "Fooled Around And Fell In Love" plays on the radio. The song was released in 1976.