Event Details Added for New York Debut of Cultural Zeitgeist “Deep Throat”



The first in-cinema 50th Anniversary events in New York for the iconic zeitgeist of the sexual revolution and first adult film to debut in mainstream theatrical cinema breaking box office records in 1972, filmmaker Gerard Damiano Sr.’s controversial film “Deep Throat” (still considered to be the most profitable film of all time) global event cinema experience celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the film (with 4k restoration) with in-person filmmaker Q&A’s! Cinema locations to still be announced from around the globe include the following cities: Berlin, Bologna, Seattle, Los Angeles, Kreuzberg, Miami, Chicago, Montreal, Amsterdam, Rome, London, Tokyo, Paris, Pittsburgh, and many more.

Damiano Films will tour the globe this year beginning in New York timed to the exact 50th Anniversary with…

  • June 10thRoxy Cinema Tribeca16mm screening with a post-screening panel discussion comprised of notable Porn Stars from the era and historians. Very elegant venue attached to the Roxy Hotel. Sneak Peek of the restored version will be shown to promote the event on June 12.

  • June 12th the Slipper Room3 screenings of the 4K restored version of the film over the course of the evening with VIP ticketing and a burlesque show as well as a DJ. World renowned venue.

  • During month of JuneMuseum of Sexis a month-long run of their Porno Chic to sex positivity exhibit. Memorabilia from the film, along with select items from private collection of Gerard Damiano Sr will be on display.

All event screenings for this pop culture phenom timed to the film’s 50th anniversary for the first time in decades will offer Q&As with the filmmaker’s son Gerard Damiano Jr. a filmmaker in his own right, and daughter Christar – who can offer illuminating context to the film that helped to create the Adult Film Industry. Damiano Films holds the rights to their father’s most important feature films. A documentary on “Deep Throat” director Gerard Damiano Sr. helmed by Damiano Jr. is currently in the works.

We are also offering zoom press day opportunities on Wed, June 1st, Thursday, June 2nd and Friday, June 3rd with Gerard Damiano Jr., Christar Damiano and Damiano Films principal Robin Leonardi (daughter of legendary Porn Star and Activist Gloria Leonard).


“Deep Throat” Synopsis: Unsatisfied and unfulfilled, a young woman (Linda Lovelace), derives little pleasure from sex. She feels a lot of “little tingles”, but wants “Bells Ringing! Dams Bursting! and Bombs going off!” Her roommate (Dolly Sharp ) sends her to an unconventional therapist (Harry Reems), who discovers the root of her problem. Her clitoris is deep down in her throat! The solution: a technique known as “Deep Throat.” Once cured, she devotes herself to helping others to find the sexual satisfaction that she so desired.

The Film’s Journey: This light, campy, comedy was one of the first full length feature films to include hard-core sex and became an instant phenomenon. Made in 1972 for a mere $25,000, it was reported to have made over $600,000,000. It came to define what was known as “Porno Chic” reaching mainstream audiences.

The response was not all positive. Conservative Christian groups and Anti-Porn Feminists sought to ban on the film. It was prosecuted on both local and federal levels resulting in many high-profile cases reaching all the way to the Supreme Court. “Deep Throat” became a household word and lent its name to the Watergate informant who brought down then President Richard Nixon. It enjoys a cult status today. “Deep Throat” has been referenced in all forms of popular culture from late night monologues to feature films. It has inspired songs, books, movies, musicals, even a rock opera. The acclaimed documentary “Inside Deep Throat” sought to tell the true story, while “Lovelace ” which starred Amanda Seyfried offered a fictionalized version. Burt Reynoldsfamously styled himself after Gerard Damiano Sr. for his appearance as porn director Jack Horner in Paul Thomas Andersons“Boogie Nights.” For those interested in booking “Deep Throat” in their markets, please contact bookings@damianofilms.com.

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