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Inside Deep Throat (100 Films in 2011)

by Jamie Sanford on August 11, 2011

48. Inside Deep Throat (Available to stream on Netflix, not available digitally from Amazon)

Here is the trailer for Inside Deep Throat.

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Spoiler alert! Let it also be noted that this documentary is rated NC-17 because it shows scenes from the adult movie that is the subject of the film, Deep Throat.

Inside Deep Throat is the story of the phenomenal success of the adult film Deep Throat, released in 1972.  Deep Throat was the first pornographic film to become a big mainstream sensation and is billed as the most profitable film of all time, largely in part to the underground life that the movie enjoyed.  I didn’t really know that there was such an uproar and so much legal drama surrounding the movie.  In addition to the government looking to prosecute those involved with the film, moralists were also skewering those who made it and those who wanted to see it.

Harry Reems was one of the stars of Deep Throat and was persecuted in every sense of the word for it.

Inside Deep Throat reaches nearly everyone involved in the original production and the drama that ensued.  In addition, there are interviews with Larry Flynt, Hugh Hefner, and Erica Jong.  It’s really well done and is definitely not a documentary about the making of a porno, it’s much much more than that.

I can definitely recommend watching this movie, but probably not if you would not watch the actual Deep Throat, because they show some scenes from the movie, and well, it’s a porno.  It is a small part of the movie though, the focus is really about the moral and legal outcry that accompanied its’ release and success.

Inside Deep Throat is available on DVD from Amazon for $9.79.

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Zack and Miri Make a Porno (100 Films in 2011)

by Jamie Sanford on June 28, 2011

27. Zack and Miri Make a Porno (Not available to view on Netflix Instant Watch)

This is another Kevin Smith film! Use this link to get to the posts for the View Askewniverse movies.

Here’s the trailer for Zack and Miri Make a Porno.

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I saw this movie in the theatre, the night it opened.  It was supposed to be a big giant opening, but having opened on a Halloween that fell on Friday, it sort of tanked, despite being a movie that I think should have done really well at the box office. I loved it when I saw it the first time and still love to randomly watch it on TV.

So, Zack and Miri are friends who live together, have known each other since they were kids, but have not pursued a romantic relationship.  They attend their high school reunion at a point where they are having trouble paying their bills, and soon after, decide that filming a distributing their own adult film is the way to get out of debt.  Hilarity and sweetness ensues.

The movie stars Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks, who are both great, and the rest of the cast includes Craig Robinson, Katie Morgan, Jason Mewes, Traci Lords, Ricky Mabe and Jeff Anderson.

Note, this is a movie about making a porno. It’s rated R and is not appropriate for kids and probably not for your grandmother.

As I mentioned, I love this movie. If you are into Judd Apatow films or other Kevin Smith films, you will enjoy this movie. I highly recommend buying the DVD.

Zack and Miri Make a Porno is available on DVD from Amazon for $7.56.

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