Image from the motion picture Deep Throat Image from the motion picture Deep Throat

Deep Throat - 16MM

Adult, Comedy | 1972 | 61MIN

Director

Gerard Damiano

Cast

Linda Lovelace
Harry Reems
Helen Wood

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Unsatisfied and unfulfilled, a young woman (Linda Lovelace), derives little
pleasure from sex. She feels a lot of “little tingles”, but wants “Bells Ringing! Dams bursting! and bombs going off!” Her roommate (Dolly Sharp) sends her to an unconventional therapist (Harry Reems), who discovers the root of her problem. Her clitoris is deep down in her throat! The solution: a technique known as “Deep Throat.” Once cured, she devotes herself to helping others to find the sexual satisfaction that she so desired. This light, campy, comedy was one of the first full length feature films to include
hard-core sex. It became an instant phenomenon, breaking box office records in its first week. Made by auteur filmmaker Gerard Damiano Sr. in 1972 for a mere $25,000, it was reported to have made over $600,000,000. It helped to kickstart the “sexual revolution” and came to define what was known as “porno chic” reaching mainstream audiences. The response was not all positive. Conservative Christian groups and Anti-Porn Feminists sought to ban the film. It was prosecuted on both local and federal levels resulting in many high profile cases reaching all the way to the Supreme Court. “Deep Throat “became a household word and lent its name to the Watergate informant who brought down then President Richard Nixon. It is still
considered to be the most profitable film of all time and enjoys a cult status today.

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