Linda Lovelace and her “Ordeal”
By Liz Everly
“The worse type of bondage is psychological.” Detective C.T. Sluder, Writer’s Police Academy Session on Human Trafficking
You know how you’re reading a book and then something in real life pops up that relates to it or deepens your understanding of it? This happened to me when I attended the Writer’s Police Academy a few weeks back. I was reading “Ordeal” by Linda Lovelace and Mike McGrady. And I had almost given up on it because I was thinking: seriously, can anybody be this stupid? Shame on me. I am a compassionate person, but her story just seemed like overkill. But it wasn’t.
The story of “Ordeal” is the story of how Linda Lovelace of “Deep Throat” fame was forced into prostitution and porn films. It’s a hard story to read—I was just so frustrated with this naïve person who at the age of twenty went to…
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