Deep Throat (film)  

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"In the documentary Inside Deep Throat (2005), Deep Throat's director, Gerard Damiano, speaks of the early 1970s and his efforts to achieve artistic and financial success in the pornographic film industry: “I always believed that Hollywood and porn would eventually merge.” Later in the film, novelist Norman Mailer laments that by the mid 1970s, pornographic cinema had almost overnight “just become another mediocre commodity." --Sex Scene: Media and the Sexual Revolution (2014) Eric Schaefer

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Deep Throat is a 1972 American pornographic film that was at the forefront of the Golden Age of Porn. The film was written and directed by Gerard Damiano, who was listed in the credits as "Jerry Gerard"; produced by Louis Peraino, credited as "Lou Perry"; and starring Linda Lovelace, the pseudonym given to Linda Susan Boreman.

One of the first pornographic films to feature a plot, character development, and relatively high production values, Deep Throat earned mainstream attention and launched the "porno chic" trend, even though the film was banned in some jurisdictions and was the subject of obscenity trials.

Description and plot

A sexually frustrated woman (Linda Lovelace, credited as playing "Herself") asks her friend Helen (played by Dolly Sharp) for advice on how to achieve an orgasm. After a sex party provides no help, Helen recommends that Linda visit a doctor (played by Harry Reems). The doctor discovers that Linda's clitoris is located in her throat; she then goes on to work as a therapist for the doctor and performs a particular technique of oral sex—thereafter known as "deep throat"—on various men, until she finds the one to marry. Meanwhile, the doctor has sex with his blonde nurse (played by Carol Connors). The movie ends with the line "The End. And Deep Throat to you all."

The movie, 61 minutes long, is intended to be humorous with highly tongue-in-cheek dialogues and songs; fireworks going off and bells ringing during orgasm.

The various explicit scenes of oral, anal and vaginal sex acts led to an X rating by the MPAA film rating system.

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