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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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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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Go deeper inside the movie the government didn't want you to see. See more »


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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

The first NC-17-rated film aired on HBO. See more »

Goofs

Early in the film, an unseen projectionist starts the film and we can see the projected image through the projection room window. He carelessly allows the leader to show on the screen. A frame marked "FOOT" is shown. Unless he is running the film backwards, this is wrong. The beginning of a film is marked "HEAD". See more »

Quotes

Mary Carey: [When asked who starred in "Deep Throat"] It was ah, ah, that woman that just died.
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Crazy Credits

Deep Throat Was Made For Just $25,000 It Grossed More Than $600 Million See more »

Connections

Features Linda Lovelace for President (1975) See more »

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Scottish March
Written by Roger Dexter, Alan Bell, Martyn David
Courtesy of APM Music LLC
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A light look at a dark world
16 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yes, there is fellatio depicted inside the documentary Inside Deep Throat. About 3 seconds. So go see the original groundbreaking porno flick of 1972, Deep Throat, if you want to be deeply titillated and experience a poorly made movie that grossed over $600 million and sparked a sexual revolution that resulted for exhibitors and actors in stiff penalties that carry through today in Nikon's' wet dreams.

Today fortunately is also a world where videos allow private viewing of private parts and only a handful of "art" houses even try to offer porno films. So why go back to those carefree days of free love and iconoclasm? Because conservatives have taken up Nixon and Reagan's call for a purer world, a world suited to George Bush's values-laden regime. Inside Deep Throat is a cautionary tale that implicitly argues, sometimes humorously, that young Jack Nicholson and Warren Beatty are on to something when they complain our rights are being stolen.

Much bigger mirth arrives with the interviews of the retired director and project manager, among others, in their cheesy Florida print shirts and garish bungalows pontificating about the film's greatness emerging out of a mere $25,000 into film history. Not funny is star Linda Lovelace's return to the business, after disavowing it by taking an anti-porn feminist position with Gloria Steinem to speak for her and then going back to make a buck.

Sadder still is star Harry Reems' long association with substance abuse after being hounded by the feds as a scapegoat eventually cleared of obscenity charges. His current license to sell real estate in Park City, Utah, is a rich bit of irony. However, the humor continues with profundities by pop culture stars John Waters, Erica Jong, and Gore Vidal. Only a wry Dick Cavet puts it all into ironic perspective to ask if he could see the original now since he missed it and to aver that he always does what Nicholson and Beatty recommend.

Inside Deep throat is not as artful as Boogie Nights or as thoughtful as Kinsey; it is, however, a light look at a dark world that still thrives on privacy regardless of the public hunger for sex.


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