‘Deep Throat’ porn film opens in New York 40 years ago today (1972)


Video: 'Inside Deep Throat' trailer

(Monday, June 12, 1972) — The notorious porn film Deep Throat, starring Linda Lovelace and directed by Gerard Damiano, opened today at the World Theater in New York. One of the first pornographic films to feature a plot, character development and relatively high production standards, Deep Throat earned mainstream attention and launched the “porno chic” trend.

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