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Deep Throat
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Director:
Writer:
Gerard Damiano (written by)
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Release Date:
8 January 1973 (Sweden) See more »
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Tagline:
How far does a girl have to go to untangle her tingle?
Plot:
A woman with an unusual birth defect comes to a doctor who has an unorthodox solution to make the best of her situation. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(7 articles)
'70s Porn Star Who Became Free Speech Cause Celebre Has Died
 (From Alt Film Guide. 20 March 2013, 9:32 PM, PDT)

Porn Film Director Dies Of A Stroke
 (From WENN. 28 October 2008, 9:09 AM, PDT)

Inside Deep Throat
 (From The Hollywood Reporter. 8 March 2005)

User Reviews:
Porn – comedy – cult – classic! See more (37 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Harry Reems ... Dr. Young
Dolly Sharp ... Helen
Bill Harrison ... Mr. Maltz
William Love ... Wilber Wang
Carol Connors ... The Nurse
Bob Phillips ... Mr. Fenster

Linda Lovelace ... Linda Lovelace
Ted Street ... Delivery Boy
John Byron ... #11
Jack Birch ... #12 (as Michael Powers)
Gerard Damiano ... Last Man (as Al Gork)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ron Wertheim ... Bearded Man on Sofa (uncredited)

Directed by
Gerard Damiano  (as Jerry Gerard)
 
Writing credits
Gerard Damiano (written by) (as Jerry Gerard)

Produced by
Phil Parisi .... associate producer (as Phil Perry)
Louis Peraino .... producer (as Lou Perry)
 
Cinematography by
João Fernandes (director of photography) (as Harry Flecks)
 
Film Editing by
Gerard Damiano  (as Jerry Gerard)
 
Production Management
Chuck Traynor .... production manager
Ron Wertheim .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chic Kane .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Len Camp .... set designer
 
Sound Department
Morris Gottlieb .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Francis Goyer .... key grip
Merci McCowney .... gaffer
Harry Reems .... assistant camera (as Ned Reems)
 
Editorial Department
Rose Anderson .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Berton Goldwater .... legal advisor
Shelly Martin .... script continuity
Len Camp .... location scout (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Throat" - USA (bowdlerized title)
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Runtime:
61 min | Sweden:67 min | UK:50 min (cut version) | Italy:85 min (softcore version)
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Certification:
Argentina:X (original rating) | Argentina:18 (re-rating) (1983) | Australia:X | Australia:R (2008) (censored) | Brazil:(Banned) (1981) | Canada:R | Canada:XXX (Nova Scotia) | Canada:R (Ontario) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Chile:18 (2001) | Denmark:15 (video rating) | Finland:K-18 (1999) | Finland:(Banned) (1993) | Ireland:(Banned) | Italy:VM18 | Netherlands:16 | Norway:18 (2006) | Sweden:15 | UK:R18 | UK:18 | USA:X

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Trivia:
The Radio Times "Guide to Films 2007" picked this as one of 100 landmark films of all time. Radio Times' film editor Andrew Collins said that the list is about a film's influence on society, not cinematic quality. Collins said "'Deep Throat' is not necessarily recommended for everyone. It's a quite badly made film, but to deny its influence would be pure snobbery."See more »
Quotes:
Wilbur Wang:[on the telephone with Dr. Young] You gotta help me. I'm in love with Linda. We want to get married... thank you. There's only one problem - she needs a nine inch cock.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Undercover Porno (2005)See more »

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31 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
Porn – comedy – cult – classic!, 22 June 2005
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

Just pick a category…ANY category will do, actually, because "Deep Throat" fits in all of them. It's pure porn, naturally, but also a hard-to-obtain milestone with a cult history like no other movie could ever present. "Deep Throat" made the porn-industry what it is today: a mainstream and very profitable business in which actors and directors get respect and sympathy. And, instead of simply editing a whole lot of boring hardcore sequences together, the makers of this film wanted to tell a story (although a very silly one) with a great sense of humor! Linda Lovelace stars as a poor young woman who can't enjoy physical love no matter what she tries… Along with her doctor (the utterly cool Harry Reems) she discovers that her clitoris is wrongfully placed at the back-end of her throat! The doctor, as well as multiple other volunteers, gladly teaches her a way by which she can enjoy sex after all. This premise alone already is quite comical but humorist value of "Deep Throat" is increased by the playful performances (Reems is having the time of his life), the brilliant music (wait until you hear the title song!) and the implementation of typical but non-pornographic footage that illustrates what kind of pleasure the characters are going through (for example, shots from a rocket-launch when the men are climaxing…). Funny stuff…and Lovelace still looks better than most female porn stars today!

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