Porn biopic triggers memories for Coconut Grove

Linda Lovelace
Linda Lovelace

A new biopic about porn queen Linda Lovelace is bringing up fond memories in the Miami neighborhood where much of her best known flick, 1972’s “Deep Throat,” was shot.

“Lovelace,” starring Amanda Seyfriend, is showing in selected theaters nationwide; reviews have panned the film as only a skin-deep portrayal of  the “Deep Throat” star.

Coconut Grove resident Seth Gordon, a publicist, reminisced about the porn classic on Facebook: “The bulk of this milestone porn flick was shot right here in Coconut Grove, much of it at the Ye Little Wood home of the late Baron Sepy Dobronyi, arguably the most interesting man to ever live in our strange little neighborhood.”

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Baron Joseph “Sepy” De Bicske Dobronyi, a bon vivant who claimed Hungarian descent, hosted raucous parties at the home — in the Grove’s Ye Little Wood section — adorned with animal-skin rugs and a master bed in the shape of a Viking ship.

The property at 3980 Wood Avenue sold for $1.39 million last March, nearly three years after Dobronyi died. Some Hollywood critics say “Lovelace,” directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman and starring Amanda Seyfriend, is only a skin-deep portrayal of the abused porn star. — Emily Schmall