Inside Deep Throat
Inside Deep Throat (2005)

An examination of the unanticipated lasting cultural impact generated by "Deep Throat", a sexually explicit film first shown in a midtown Manhattan adult theater in June 1972 that quickly became the flashpoint for an unprecedented… More

Rated: NC-17
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Release Date: September 20, 2005
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A documentary on the film that brought smut mainstream, Inside Deep Throat is gaining praise as an entertaining look at a pop culture milestone. However, some critics say the film could have gone a little deeper into the people involved.

Scott Tobias
AV Club

Bailey and Barbato can only scratch the Boogie Nights-influenced surface, but they cover the ABCs of pornography with undeniable zip.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

The absorption of Deep Throat into the political melodrama that was Watergate seems to have led to some grandiose statements in Messrs. Bailey and Barbato's documentary.

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Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

Three days after President Nixon brought a halt to military operations in Vietnam, another offensive maneuver was just beginning in Minneapolis.

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Ken Tucker
New York Magazine/Vulture

[A] valuable document of a cultural shift.

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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic

It just doesn't go deep enough.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

This keen look at the most successful independent film ever made describes how the film's distribution and profits were taken over by the mob, and how its director and actors were affected be the social and political powers that sought to use it as a tool

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Fascinating social criticism and a witty and relevant take on American sexual history.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Bailey and Barbato aren't as interested in the picture itself as they are in the people who made it, a collection of hustlers, crackpots, cranks and stooges colorful enough to inspire Elmore Leonard.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A polemic on America, and its incapability to be accepting of sexuality by demonizing and stigmatizing the act...

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Anthony Lawrie
This documentary is about censorship and morals just as much as it is about porn films. I've never seen Deep Throat, I think I probably should for film… More
Matthew Roe
Great documentaries come around once in a long time. And one of those is certainly Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato's homage to the most successful… More
Alex roy
Inside Deep Throat tells the story of one of the most famous Adult films in the genre. Deep Throat was one of the first porn films to cause outrage at the time… More
Veronique Kwak
someone tries to dispute with me over whether cinema is an ideological apparatus. there're great many historical facts to prove this, if cinema is not an… More
Carlos Magalh„es
This is a very well-edited and amusing documentary that investigates the cultural influence of one of the most polemic films ever made, as well as its impact on… More
Steve K
Fascinating from a sociological point of view, but also seems a bit too determined to anoint importance on something that probably was just one of those things.