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Inside Deep Throat (2005)

An examination of the infamous pornographic film Deep Throat (1972), covering aspects from the film's creation to its cultural impact.

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Narrator (voice)
Gerard Damiano ...
Himself - Director, Deep Throat
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Himself - Filmmaker
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Himself - Publisher, Hustler Magazine
Erica Jong ...
Herself - Author, Fear of Flying
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Herself (as Dr. Ruth Westheimer)
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Himself
Camille Paglia ...
Herself - Author, Sexual Personae
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Herself - Linda Lovelace (archive footage)
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Himself / Dr. Young / Dr. Schmock
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Himself (as Hugh Hefner)
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Himself
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Himself
Charles Keating ...
Himself
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Himself - Law Professor, Harvard (as Alan Dershowitz)
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Storyline

In 1972, a seemingly typical shoestring budget pornographic film was made in a Florida hotel, "Deep Throat," starring Linda Lovelace. This film would surpass the wildest expectation of everyone involved to become one of the most successful independent films of all time. It caught the public imagination which met the spirit of the times, even as the self appointed guardians of public morality struggled to suppress it, and created, for a brief moment, a possible future where sexuality in film had a bold artistic potential. This film covers the story of the making of this controversial film, its stunning success, its hysterical opposition along with its dark side of mob influence and allegations of the on set mistreatment of the film's star. In short, the combined events would redefine the popular appeal of pornography, even as more cynical developments would lead it down other paths. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Rated NC-17 for explicit sexual content | See all certifications »

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21 April 2005 (Russia)  »

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Dentro de Garganta Funda  »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$88,709 (USA) (11 February 2005)

Gross:

$653,621 (USA) (15 April 2005)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Two clips from the same episode of 77 Sunset Strip (1958) are included, both with actor Eddie Fontaine, the first is in the original black and white, and the second has been colorized. See more »

Goofs

Early in the film, a person is shown transporting the film with "Deep Throat" painted one the film case. The case he carries holds only two reels or 40 minutes of film. When the case is opened in the projection room it has grown to a 3 reel case and when the police seize the film a few minutes later, the case is a 4 reel size, the correct size for this film. See more »

Quotes

Daminano, Gerald: [archive footage] What I want now is some of your ass.
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Crazy Credits

Harry Reems Got Sober And Converted To Christianity Today He Is A Licensed Real Estate Broker In Park City, Utah See more »

Connections

Features Donahue (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Elected
Performed by Alice Cooper
Written by Alice Cooper (as Cooper), Michael Bruce (as Bruce), Glen Buxton (as Buxton),
Dennis Dunaway (as Dunaway), Neal Smith (as Smith)
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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The Boogymen of her time are still with us.
17 November 2005 | by (Fremantle, Australia) – See all my reviews

I was impressed with this marvelous doco after watching it yesterday and unlike Dick Cavett I remember watching the film in the heady days of the 70s in San Francisco-perhaps not as brave and revolutionary as watching it in Oklahoma City but a political statement none the less.

My thoughts about the film are coloured by this historical connection but that in no way diminishes the strengths of the film. After all these years to see the players in the flesh talking about such a phenomenon made for an enjoyable morning of film watching. You cannot view the film without seething anger at the religious conservatives that made virtually all the player's lives far more difficult than those lives should have been.

If there was a villain in the movie it would have been the Tennesee prosecutor who doubled as a lay preacher when he wasn't trying to make America into his own little brand of religious conservatism. Their kind of dead-head sociology and politics is still rampant in the States and the only difference is they've changed their target from sex to terrorism-or at least their definition of political terrorism.

The directors, Bailey and Barbato, have crafted a superb film inter-cutting old film clips with current interviews in order to create an excellent vision of all the threads between the personalities and opinions of the players. The hilarity of these characters come through when they speak with a forthrightness that generally ends up on the cutting room floor.

If you are an old guy like me-see the film for its historical look at a time that we can remember. If you are a young person interested in politics, look at the film to see the nature of the bad guys around us now but with new crusades to fight.


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