The Dr. Susan Block Show
Streaming through the Tunnel of Love, we go DEEP INSIDE “Deep Throat,” one of the most iconic, profitable & controversial American films ever made… as we welcome “Deep Throat” auteur director Gerard Damiano’s son, Gerard Damiano, Jr., & daughter, Christar Damiano, commemorating Deep Throat’s 50th anniversary with 4k restoration “Director’s Cut” screenings, talkback panels & parties around the world! Warning: Explicit Conversations About Politics, Culture, & Sexuality! Deep Throat helped spark the Sexual Revolution & “Porno Chic,” became a household name & code for the Watergate informant who exposed President Richard Nixon. Yes, Tricky Dick tried to shut down “Deep Throat,” but “Deep Throat” shut down Tricky Dick! It also made a huge star out of Linda Lovelace, who later revealed she was abused by her mother, & then by her husband Chuck Trayner. Though Linda never said she was abused on the set of Deep Throat, anti-porn feminists like Catherine McKinnon blamed porn. According to the Damianos, the opposite was true; Linda was a victim of Chuck, but never abused on set; indeed, she found freedom & self-esteem in being treated like a star. From abused child to battered wife to celebrated porn star to anti-porn Born Again Christian & then back to a form of porn just before her lethal car accident, Linda’s story is complex, so many mistakenly think she was abused on the “Deep Throat” set, & some screenings were canceled or picketed, though most have been warmly welcomed. Now it’s LA’s turn, & I will be Moderator for Talkback panels on Friday 6/2 at Laemmle Royal in West LA (with Nina Hartley & Herschel Savage!) & Saturday 6/3 at 910WeHo in West Hollywood. Actor Barry Miller—who attended Warren Beatty & Jack Nicholson’s 1976 fundraiser to help Deep Throat fight “obscenity” charges—will attend, + intimacy coordinator Erin Tillman & fetish model Lux Lives will be on my 910WeHo panel, with a post-panel VIP party featuring AGWA & Absinthe Absente to pour down our deep throats! Speaking of beverages, check out the “Deep Throat” Coca Cola scene to see where US. Supreme Court (In)Justice Clarence Thomas probably picked up his fixation with “pubic hair on my Coke can”… Have a Merry Masturbation Month climax, enjoy this FDR (F*ck Da Rich) while you still can & join Me, Max, the Damianos & More Sex Positive Allies at Deep Throat in LA! More here: https://drsusanblock.com/fdr-deep-throat
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