Inside Deep Throat

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Film Review: Inside Deep Throat

Inside Deep Throat is a documentary about the 1972 pornographic film Deep Throat and its impact and effects to American society. Deep Throat is a 1972 American Pornographic film by Gerald Damiano. This film was one of the first to feature a plot and character development. The premise of the film surrounded around a sexually frustrated woman by the name of Linda Lovelace, which had never received an orgasm. After attending a sex party, her close friend suggested she go see a doctor. The doctor than discovers that her clitoris is in her throat. He gives Linda Lovelace a job at the office and she would give various men oral sex (Deep Throat) until she finds the one to marry. This documentary film gives an in-depth look into distribution, success and backfire for it’s obscene graphic images that resulted in court debates about censorship.

This film was intended to be humorous and artistic because of its ridiculous dialogue, music and the imagery of fireworks and bells ringing during her orgasm after giving men blowjobs. The purpose of the film was to advocate sexual freedom and expression but many people disagreed, which resulted in censorship court debates.

The reason for Deep Throat’s censorship issue was that they believed that it’s explicit images and acts would have damaging effects of horrific, sexual and violent ideas to those exposed to them. Before Deep Throat, expression of sex was un-discussed and pornography was imposed but had to be associated with some educational background and was aimed only for mature adults. Creating a film like Deep Throat with a premise of a woman giving multiple men fellatio seemed degrading and very low to society.

The film was banned in numerous locations in the states and regions. Many trials with juries were held to determine if it was considered obscene or not. The outcomes varied widely across each trial, which ended in convictions and sentences due to other factors (mafia...
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