Deep Throat

date 1972
by Gerard Damiano, director
medium Poster

After winning its hotly contested court battle to gain mainstream release, Deep Throat became a phenomenal success, setting box office records for a pornographic film and thoroughly penetrating popular culture. The film showed in mainstream theaters, and both men and women attended its screenings. The widespread appeal of this new "porn chic" was most evident in the ballooning of film star Linda Lovelace into the nationís first porn super star. Where headlining a hardcore movie once would have been a horrible secret, Linda Lovelace was celebrated, making her way into magazines, onto talk shows, and, with Inside Linda Lovelace, into the popular press.