Inside Deep Throat (image 1)

Screened as part of NZIFF 2005

Inside Deep Throat 2004

Directed by Randy Barbato, Fenton Bailey

How did one cheesy porn flick end up grossing $600 million, enrage the conservatives, enrapture the liberals, unite the feminists and finally bring down a President? This highly entertaining documentary has the answers.

USA In English
92 minutes 35mm

Directors, Screenplay

Photography

David Kempner
,
Teodoro Mancini

Editors

William Grayburn
,
Jeremy Simmons

Music

David Steinberg

Narrator

Dennis Hopper

Festivals

Sundance, Berlin, Sydney 2005

Elsewhere

Apologies to those who walk into this documentary hoping to see the final revelation in the Watergate saga, only to find themselves greeted with the explicit image of porno superstar Linda Lovelace performing her most infamous act. This is the unbelievable true story of the most successful porn film of all time, financed by underworld figures and directed by a hairdresser. Deep Throat is given a thorough examination in this highly entertaining (at times hilarious) account of how one film managed to change the cultural landscape forever. Just how did a cheesy $25,000 skinflick end up grossing $600 million, enrage the conservatives, enrapture the liberals, unite the feminists and finally bring down a President? The creators reveal all with tales of well-hung swingers, mafia bag men, FBI agents, cantankerous old coots, Hollywood legends and enough sex, lies and film to make two documentaries. — Ant Timpson