INSIDE DEEP THROAT

Sex, Lies and Perversion

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Release Date: February 11, 2005

Starring: Dennis Hopper, Linda Lovelace , Harry Reems, Gerard Damiano, Larry Parrish, and Charles Keating

Genre: Documentary

Audience: Adults

Rating: NC-17

Runtime: 90 minutes

Address Comments To:

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Content:

(PaPaPa, C, Ab, Fe, RHRH, AP, LL, SSS, NNN, D, MM) Very strong pagan worldview stressing the importance of satisfying carnal pleasures, strong relativistic elements in which all standards of morality are deemed subjective, Christian ideas of morality are expressed but also ridiculed, as are feminist perspectives, and the documentary sensationalizes DEEP THROAT and exaggerates how well it performed in the box office, and anti-American elements pertaining to FBI and judges enforcing obscenity laws; 14 obscenities and eight profanities; very strong sexual content including graphic depictions of intercourse and sodomy; very strong graphic nudity; no alcohol; light smoking; and, elements of deceit and extortion.

Summary:

INSIDE DEEP THROAT is a movie about an American porn movie that stirred a whirlwind of controversy in the early 1970s. With graphic depictions of sex, sensationalized immorality and a fabricated picture of history, this “documentary” should be avoided like a sexually transmitted disease.

Review:

INSIDE DEEP THROAT is a movie about an American porn movie that stirred a whirlwind of controversy in the early 1970s.

The movie, narrated by Dennis Hopper, was written, produced and directed by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato. The subject of the movie is the controversy surrounding the 1972 pornographic flick DEEP THROAT and its effects on American politics and culture, as well as the lives of its “actors” following its release. The documentary interviews champions of smut such as Larry Flynt and Hugh Hefner, and also those on the opposing side of the controversy, including Tennessee prosecutor Larry Parrish and former Nixon aid Charles Keating.

If a documentary is an objective presentation of facts without editorializing, it would be much more accurate to file INSIDE DEEP THROAT under another genre, such as propaganda or mockumentary. The movie’s VH1 BEHIND THE MUSIC-esque interviews are much more focused on entertaining its audience than they are in revealing facts, while the movie's glossy production and extensive clips from DEEP THROAT make it even more disreputable. INSIDE DEEP THROAT, in reality, is just a pornographic movie disguised as a documentary.

Recorded estimates of total revenue for DEEP THROAT vary widely, and Bailey and Barbato only choose to disclose to its audience the most astronomical, far-fetched numbers. While the writers claim the movie made over $600 million, these figures are substantially exaggerated, according to a variety of sources, including the LA Times and the FBI.

Film critic Roger Ebert reported that when Deep Throat was made and released, most of the pornographic theaters were owned by the Mafia and they probably "inflated box office receipts as a way of laundering income from drugs and prostitution." Furthermore, with ticket prices averaging around two dollars at the time, the alleged box-office earnings of $600 million would have required every man, woman and child in the U.S. to have seen it 1.5 times. And since the VCR market wasn’t widespread until the early 1980s, video-tape sales cannot be honestly claimed to have contributed significantly to the profits. Clearly, then, the “facts” presented in INSIDE DEEP THROAT are ridiculous.

With graphic depictions of sex, sensationalized immorality and a fabricated picture of history, this “documentary” should be avoided like a sexually transmitted disease.

In Brief:

INSIDE DEEP THROAT is about a porn movie that stirred a whirlwind of controversy in the early 1970s. The documentary, narrated by Dennis Hopper, was written, produced and directed by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato. The subject of the movie is the controversy surrounding the 1972 porn DEEP THROAT and its effects on American society, as well as the lives of its “actors” following its release. The documentary interviews champions of smut such as Larry Flynt, and also those on the opposing side of the controversy, including Tennessee prosecutor Larry Parrish and former Nixon aid Charles Keating.

If a documentary is an objective presentation of facts without editorializing, it would be much more accurate to file INSIDE DEEP THROAT under another genre, such as propaganda or mockumentary. The movie’s interviews are much more concerned with entertaining its audience than it is in revealing facts, while its glossy production and extensive clips from DEEP THROAT make it even more disreputable. INSIDE DEEP THROAT, in reality, is just a pornographic movie disguised as a documentary. With graphic depictions of sex, sensationalized immorality and a fabricated picture of history, this “documentary” should be avoided like a sexually transmitted disease.