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Deep Throat to get a US re-release



Story by: Jack Foley

NOTORIOUS porn film, Deep Throat, is to be re-released in American cinemas to coincide with the documentary Inside Deep Throat, which examines the making of the movie.

According to Variety, the Las Vegas-based Arrow Productions, which currently owns the film rights, is hoping to have a limited number of copies ready for release by February 18, which would be given an R rating.

Ironically, the documentary, Inside Deep Throat, has been given an NC-17 rating, meaning only over-17s can see it.

The film achieved notoriety in 1972 when it was banned in 23 states due to its content.

The film's star, the late Linda Lovelace, even condemned it, claiming that she was forced to appear in it by her husband and manager.

The movie cost only $25,000 (£13,452) to make but went on to gross $600m (£323m) worldwide, largely thanks to its sexually explicit reputation.

Indeed, the film caused such an outrage when it was finally released that co-star, Harry Reems (a well-known porn star), was convicted of obscenity in 1976 and faced five years in prison until his conviction was overturned following a campaign by the likes of Warren Beatty and Jack Nicholson.

UK censors also banned Deep Throat for 28 years, only passing it uncut in 2000.

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