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Rental Unit: "Inside Deep Throat"

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age of 25 can guess what they will say, and the rest won't know who they are anyway. To make matters worse, the movie gives short shrift to people who actually have something semipertinent to talk about. The real phenomenon of this first big adult film was to help expose the falsehood of morality-based law and the obfuscation of a cynical government still largely in power. What the film's success showed was that lots of different people dug wild sex, not just deviants.

To that end, it would have been nice to hear more from participants like Gore Vidal: "When you have a nation that lies, you have no reality." One reality "Inside 'Deep Throat'" does expose: how depressingly unerotic the porn industry has become. But that's self-evident. You could learn it with a lot less of a headache by tracking down a copy of the source material for yourself. — Wayne Melton



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