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Remembering Deep Throat: The X-Rated Classic That Started It All 

Remembering Deep Throat: The X-Rated Classic That Started It All

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The Golden Age of Porn. 

There's a golden age of everything, it seems: television, comedy, bad voting decisions. But what about the Golden Age of Porn? Enter 1972's Deep Throat. Putting the "film" in adult film, director Jerry Gerard's relatively elaborate movie (it had a plot) was a massive crossover success.

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Starring Linda Lovelace, it told the story of a woman who goes to the doctor and discovers her G spot is actually located... well, you get the idea. When they heard about it, everyone from Capote to Sinatra came to get a peep at the dirtiest show in town. Even multiple boycotts and several obscenity cases couldn't keep Deep Throat, um, down.

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