Deep Throat (1972)

Deep Throat (1972)

Directed by: Gerard Damiano

Starring: Linda Lovelace, Harry Reems, Dolly Sharp

You’ve heard of this movie, admit it. Deep Throat is probably the most historically significant porno ever made (I guess the very first one could be more significant, but who knows what that is). It’s the first porn movie to actually have a plot and developed characters, and it’s infamy following a federal trial about obscenity helped popularize both of those things in porn for the entire decade of the 70’s, and beyond.

A woman (Linda Lovelace, as herself) has never had an orgasm during sex, and this disappoints her. Her roommate (after attempting to fix this problem by having a hundred guys bone her) suggests she see a doctor about this condition. He discovers that her clitoris is actually located in the back of her mouth, and he prescribes “deep throat” oral sex to give her orgasms. In appreciation, Linda works for the doctor by giving blowjobs to a bunch of people with strange mental issues.

This movie is pretty lighthearted, which is another progressive thing about the film. Personally, I think the comedy is grating and obnoxious, and it almost made me wish there was more sex (but not really. As I’ve said before, actual sex in movies before the 2000’s looks just kinda dirty and gross to me). The most delightful part of the film, for me, is the original soundtrack, which is full of folksy hippie songs about sex, and which have some pretty hilarious lyrics to them.

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