Why the re-release of iconic porn film ‘Deep Throat’ fizzled

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Linda Lovelace starred in 1972’s ‘Deep Throat,’ which kicked off porn’s golden age.LMPC/Getty Images Peter Lehman, Arizona State University In 1972, “Deep Throat,” a feature-length porn film directed by Gerard Damiano, was hailed for moving pornography into the mainstream and beginning a golden age of theatrical porn. To mark the 50th anniversary of its release, a restored high-resolution version was released earlier this year. Yet outside of a few screenings in New York City, most U.S. theaters expressed little interest in showing the film. As the editor of the essay collection “Pornography: …

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