In the annals of pop culture history, the name Linda Lovelace is synonymous with the mainstream notoriety of hardcore porn.
As the 23-year-old star of the infamous 1972 XXX feature Deep Throat, she scandalized America with the first feature-length adult movie.
But Linda Lovelace was just a character for the woman born Linda Susan Boreman — and one she didn't necessarily play willingly.
Editor's Note: This film will open at Miami's O Cinema this Friday, August 9, at 7:00 p.m. The radio version of this post and the post itself originally appears on WNYC's The Takeaway.