Deep Throat (1972) Poster



As of 2000, the highest-grossing film ever made in Florida.
The profits were used to create Bryanston Distributing, which also handled several non-pornographic features, including The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974).
Reportedly filmed in 6 days.
Many companies were investigated by law enforcement agencies - including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) - as a result of having distributed Deep Throat theatrically in the U.S. in the early 1970s; a number of them were convicted of distribution of obscenity.
Provided the code name for the Watergate whistleblower "Deep Throat."
The British Board of Film Classification authorized the uncut release of this film on September 14, 2000, due to a policy change to censor adult films less and children's films more.
The film contains a number of references to the James Bond film series. The James Bond theme song can be briefly heard in the soundtrack. Dr Young refers to "case 007". At the time, Terence Young had directed most of the James Bond films.
Dutch public television aired the complete, uncut movie on February 23, 2008. It was the first time hardcore porn had been shown on Dutch public television. It led to discussion all the way up to parliament.
According to a New York Times article published in January 1973, director Gerard Damiano originally signed a deal that entitled him to one third of the profits. Damiano claimed he later sold his interest for $25,000, reputedly under pressure from partners involved in organized crime.
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."
The original theatrical trailer for Deep Throat is featured on the trailer compilation videos Cumming Soon (Lucky Banana) and Bucky's Movie House Trailers, Vol. 6 (Something Weird Video).
The Cadillac Linda Lovelace drives during the title sequence belonged to director Gerard Damiano.
Film is the subject of the documentary film, Inside Deep Throat (2005).

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