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LAFF: Adam Brody on preparing for his porn star role in “Lovelace”

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Ever since he broke onto the scene in 2003’s “The OC,” Adam Brody has been shoe-horned into fast-talking funny side roles in movies that need some comedic relief. Fans can see an example of that in “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World,” where Brody plays Keira Knightley’s deadbeat boyfriend. But Brody is diving into a whole new realm of moviemaking thanks to his role in the upcoming Linda Lovelace biopic, “Lovelace.”

Brody will be playing Lovelace’s “Deepthroat” porn co-star Harry Reems in the upcoming flick. And while he won’t necessarily be getting nude, Brody did previously promise IFC that there will be some simulated fellatio. So we couldn’t resist asking Brody on the “Seeking a Friend” Los Angeles Film Festival red carpet if “Lovelace” is going to end up being as sordid a movie as the story is in real life.

“It is, it is,” he said. “My part is kind of the more comedic part. We’re reenacting the porn, which is very goofy.”

Even though “Lovelace” is technically a drama, Brody was quick to joke about the fact that he’s gone from playing nerdy heartthrob Seth Cohen to one of the most well-known porn stars in the ’70s. “[I’ve researched] a lot, and I’m still, retroactively, I’m trying to learn stuff and yeah. So the research hasn’t stopped,” he joked drily. “Yeah, I don’t even remember what I was saying. Porn.”

On the surface, it might seem like “Lovelace and “Seeking a Friend” are polar opposite films. One tells the behind-the-scenes story of the creation of an infamous porno and the woman who starred in it, while the other offers a light-hearted look at what people might do if they found out the world would end in a couple of weeks. Yet Brody doesn’t think that they’re that different at their cores.

“They’re polar, but they both have big casts. They both have drama and comedy,” he said. “I mean, they’re definitely different, but I wouldn’t even consider them complete opposites. But, that said, I don’t like one specific kind of movie. I really am a fan of all genres, and they’re both nice parts in — to me — very interesting movies and truly movies that are dramatic and funny. This movie [‘Seeking a Friend’] might be funnier and then dramatic, that movie might be dramatic and surprisingly funny.”

“Seeking a Friend at the End of the World” comes out on June 22, while “Lovelace” hits theaters later this year.

Are you looking forward to Brody’s portrayal of Harry Reems? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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Millennial Wisdom

Charles Speaks For Us All

Get to know Charles, the social media whiz of Brockmire.

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He may be an unlikely radio producer Brockmire, but Charles is #1 when it comes to delivering quips that tie a nice little bow on the absurdity of any given situation.

Charles also perfectly captures the jaded outlook of Millennials. Or at least Millennials as mythologized by marketers and news idiots. You know who you are.

Played superbly by Tyrel Jackson Williams, Charles’s quippy nuggets target just about any subject matter, from entry-level jobs in social media (“I plan on getting some experience here, then moving to New York to finally start my life.”) to the ramifications of fictional celebrity hookups (“Drake and Taylor Swift are dating! Albums y’all!”). But where he really nails the whole Millennial POV thing is when he comments on America’s second favorite past-time after type II diabetes: baseball.

Here are a few pearls.

On Baseball’s Lasting Cultural Relevance

“Baseball’s one of those old-timey things you don’t need anymore. Like cursive. Or email.”

On The Dramatic Value Of Double-Headers

“The only thing dumber than playing two boring-ass baseball games in one day is putting a two-hour delay between the boring-ass games.”

On Sartorial Tradition

“Is dressing badly just a thing for baseball, because that would explain his jacket.”

On Baseball, In A Nutshell

“Baseball is a f-cked up sport, and I want you to know it.”


Learn more about Charles in the behind-the-scenes video below.

And if you were born before the late ’80s and want to know what the kids think about Baseball, watch Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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Crown Jules

Amanda Peet FTW on Brockmire

Amanda Peet brings it on Brockmire Wednesday at 10P on IFC.

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On Brockmire, Jules is the unexpected yin to Jim Brockmire’s yang. Which is saying a lot, because Brockmire’s yang is way out there. Played by Amanda Peet, Jules is hard-drinking, truth-spewing, baseball-loving…everything Brockmire is, and perhaps what he never expected to encounter in another human.

“We’re the same level of functional alcoholic.”


But Jules takes that commonality and transforms it into something special: a new beginning. A new beginning for failing minor league baseball team “The Frackers”, who suddenly about-face into a winning streak; and a new beginning for Brockmire, whose life gets a jumpstart when Jules lures him back to baseball. As for herself, her unexpected connection with Brockmire gives her own life a surprising and much needed goose.

“You’re a Goddamn Disaster and you’re starting To look good to me.”

This palpable dynamic adds depth and complexity to the narrative and pushes the series far beyond expected comedy. See for yourself in this behind-the-scenes video (and brace yourself for a unforgettable description of Brockmire’s genitals)…

Want more about Amanda Peet? She’s all over the place, and has even penned a recent self-reflective piece in the New York Times.

And of course you can watch the Jim-Jules relationship hysterically unfold in new episodes of Brockmire, every Wednesday at 10PM on IFC.

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Draught Pick

Sam Adams “Keeps It Brockmire”

All New Brockmire airs Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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From baseball to beer, Jim Brockmire calls ’em like he sees ’em.

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It’s no wonder at all, then, that Sam Adams would reach out to Brockmire to be their shockingly-honest (and inevitably short-term) new spokesperson. Unscripted and unrestrained, he’ll talk straight about Sam—and we’ll take his word. Check out this new testimonial for proof:

See more Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC, presented by Samuel Adams. Good f***** beer.

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