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Deep Throat (1972)

A woman with an unusual birth defect comes to a doctor who has an unorthodox solution to make the best of her situation.

Director:

Gerard Damiano (as Jerry Gerard)

Writer:

Gerard Damiano (as Jerry Gerard)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Harry Reems ... Dr. Young
Dolly Sharp Dolly Sharp ... Helen
Ronnie Shark Ronnie Shark ... Mr. Maltz (as Bill Harrison)
William Love William Love ... Wilber Wang
Carol Connors Carol Connors ... The Nurse
Bob Phillips Bob Phillips ... Mr. Fenster
Linda Lovelace ... Linda Lovelace
Ted Street Ted Street ... Delivery Boy
John Byron John Byron ... #11
Jack Birch Jack Birch ... #12 (as Michael Powers)
Gerard Damiano ... Last Man (as Al Gork)
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Storyline

Linda, frustrated that her hugely energetic sex life leaves her unsatisfied, seeks medical help. The doctor informs her that the reason for her problem is that her clitoris is mistakenly located at the back of her throat - but there is a very simple remedy, which the doctor, and various other men, proceed to demonstrate. Written by http://free-cams.xyz

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How far does a girl have to go to untangle her tingle?

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Adult | Comedy

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 January 1973 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Throat See more »

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Budget:

$25,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cut) | (softcore)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The total box office revenue has often been stated as $600 million. As noted by Roger Ebert in his review of Inside Deep Throat (2005), most porn theaters in pre-video days were owned by the mafia. Inflating box office receipts could have been one way to launder money from drugs and prostitution. Some estimates put the figure around $100 million, while the Los Angeles Time in 2005 estimated it earned $30-50 million. Whatever the case, very few of the people directly involved in making the film saw much of the money. According to Inside Deep Throat (2005), much of the box office disappeared when mobsters came to cinemas to collect the profits. 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.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the film, it states: THE END and deep throat to you all See more »

Alternate Versions

Deep Throat did not receive an official UK video release until March 2000 when 2 alternate versions of the film were released. An edited 18 rated version - which runs 50m 33s and was itself cut by 1 minute 22 secs by the BBFC for explicit sexual content - and the full 61 minute hardcore version which was passed uncut as R18 and is only available in licensed sex shops in the UK. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Sex Violence & Values: Changing Images (1986) See more »

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Performed by Lion Warfield
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Another dull overrated film, falsely labeled as a classic.
12 July 2002 | by honesty_in_a_bottleSee all my reviews

If this is a porn classic, then the genre is in trouble. Not only are the acting, direction, and script unfortunately dismal, but even the theme and editing are poor. Gerard Damiano's style seems to lack even the most basic sense of eroticism.

Lovelace's ability to swallow the male sex organ is impressive, but certainly not unheard of, and while she is okay to look at, the film's refusal to focus on any other female character is a little frustrating. For instance, I was rather impressed with Carol Connors' performance as the nurse, but I would have liked to see her character developed more.

In the film's credit, I have to say that the music is just strange and intrusive enough to be entertaining. Also, Lovelace has the only line that has ever made me laugh in a porno movie. After she finds out that has a strange mutation (one of the worse elements of the script), and the doctor is laughing at her, she says, "How would you like it if your balls were in your ears?" The follow-up line from Reems is cringe-inducingly bad, but that one simple and honest line managed to surprise a chuckle out of me.

The rest of the humor in the movie is sadly lacking, and combined with the poor lighting and lazy cinematography, the result is a little gross.


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