Just a few days ago, Demi Moore was forced to drop out of her cameo role as Gloria Steinem in the biopic Lovelace. Now it appears producers have settled on a replacement, as EW reports that Sarah Jessica Parker will now take over the Steinem role. The film stars Amanda Seyfried as the titular Linda Lovelace and chronicles the actress’ rise to fame following Deep Throat. The film centers on Lovelace’s tempestuous relationship with her husband (Peter Sarsgaard), who she accused of coercing her into the profession.
I don’t necessarily think Parker is a fantastic choice to play the feminist icon, and I much preferred the rumored Mary-Louise Parker as Moore’s replacement. No matter, the role is ultimately a small one in the film. Steinem founded Ms. Magazine, which published an article entitled “The Real Linda Lovelace” that discussed Lovelace’s abusive relationship with her pornographer husband. The pic also stars Sharon Stone, Adam Brody, Chloe Sevigny, Juno Temple, and James Franco as Hugh Hefner. Lovelace is currently filming in Los Angeles.