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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Hopper ... Narrator (voice)
Gerard Damiano ... Self - Director, Deep Throat
John Waters ... Self - Filmmaker
Larry Flynt ... Self - Publisher, Hustler Magazine
Erica Jong Erica Jong ... Self - Author, Fear of Flying
Ruth Westheimer ... Self (as Dr. Ruth Westheimer)
Dick Cavett ... Self
Camille Paglia Camille Paglia ... Self - Author, Sexual Personae
Linda Lovelace ... Self - Linda Lovelace (archive footage)
Harry Reems ... Self / Dr. Young / Dr. Schmock
Hugh Hefner ... Self
Bill Maher ... Self
Norman Mailer ... Self
Charles Keating Charles Keating ... Self
Alan Dershowitz ... Self - Harvard Law Professor
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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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Trivia

Arrow Productions has edited the original, pornographic version of Deep Throat (1972) to get an "R" rating, and also has submitted the original for reclassification. Both versions will be released theatrically in 2005 in a double-bill with this documentary. 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

Linda Lovelace: Getting to hang out with my grandchildren and my children, that's my joy.
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Crazy Credits

Gerard Damiano Lives in Florida With His Son and Daughter, A Firedancer He Never Did Make Money From Any of His Films See more »

Connections

References Uptight (1968) See more »

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Driving with Linda
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brilliant
20 April 2006 | by vocal_warchildSee all my reviews

i am an unashamed porn fan, not in the sense that i sit around all the time watching th stuff, but in the sense that i find the people involved in the making and distribution of the stuff to be very interesting, if not somewhat shady and bizarre people but none the less they have a story to share that not many people can lay claim to and so i like to give any material broaching the subject, particularly in its formative years, a listen.

so i haven't seen deep throat, and i don't really want to, if I'm going to watch people engaging in sexual acts i will buy something a little more intense and modern without all the premise of having a plot for arts sake. but this documentary is not about the film persae, it is about the people involved with it and how it affected their lives.

we see and hear from a lot of people who's lives have been both positively and negatively affected by this film over the years and it gives the viewer an insight into what really makes these people get involved in the business to begin with, and surprisingly enough its not just the money as there wasn't much money in it for the actors as such back in the 70s.

so i suggest that anybody that has an interest in rights and freedoms should really watch this as it gives a deeper appreciation of these simple gifts that we have to live by today and are so readily taken for granted.

if you like this kinda stuff also check out a film called Wadd which is about the life and death of john Holmes and also read How to make love like a porn star, the autobiography of Jenna Jameson.


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Official Sites:

Universal Pictures

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 2005 (Russia) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$88,709, 13 February 2005

Gross USA:

$691,880

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$709,832
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color | Black and White (archive footage: news broadcasts)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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