Movie Review: Inside Deep Throat

April 8, 2019

Details from IMDB:

An examination of the infamous pornographic film Deep Throat(1972), covering aspects from the film's creation to its cultural impact.

Initial Thoughts:

I was home by myself Saturday night. So I decided to make use of my IP changing software and watch something from a different Netflix region and see an NC-17 documentary (which is a pretty rare thing).

Main Points:

The rating is, of course, for porn. This a documentary about a porn movie after all. So I'll be clear, this is certainly for adults, 19+ for full-on porn scenes, nudity and coarse language.

I enjoyed this, I had heard of Deep Throat but as it came out in the early 70s had never seen it. The filmmakers do a good job showing both sides of the story (for an against the film) and interviews everyone involved with (directly and indirectly) the film.

It was incredible that someone was actually arrested for being in porn and almost went to jail! The film also shows just how much porn has changed over the years (certainly for the worse) and how deeply divided and hypotcritical US society was (and still is).

Final Thoughts:

While I certainly don't mind some porn, it was really necessary to show a full scene from the movie. I think everyone in the world (or close to it) know what it means to deep throat. With a little editing, this could have been in theaters and certainly gained more attention. Still, I enjoyed it and give it a solid 8 out of 10. Ages 19+, I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in sexuality and the history of porn, just be prepared that it has hardcore scenes.