Lovelace charts Boreman's rise and ultimate fall, from her early meetings with future husband Chuck Traynor (Peter Sarsgaard), to her lusty dive into the world of X-rated cinema and the problems that followed.
While the trailer initially plays up some of the more fun elements, including the slightly goofy porn crew, the film also chronicles the abuse she suffered at the hands of the creepy Svengali Traynor and the tough choices she had to make. Outwardly, she seemed to be the poster girl for women's independence, while her personal life was much more complicated.
Expect a bittersweet take on an unusually lived life.
Directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman the film also features an ensemble cast including Juno Temple (Killer Joe), Chloë Sevigny (Hit & Miss), Chris Noth (Sex And The City), Adam Brody (Mr & Mrs Smith), Robert Patrick (Gangster Squad), Sharon Stone (Basic Instinct), Hank Azaria (Love & Other Drugs), Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games) and Howl star James Franco as Playboy founder Hugh Hefner.
Lovelace is out on 23 August.