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FBI Sought to Prevent the Release of "Deep Throat", No Not the Watergate Source, the Porn Film.

In Films/Film stars, Sex, stupidity, U.S government on June 22, 2009 by Editor Z


J Edgar Hoover the infamous FBI director is known for his obsession with communism, sex, taking down political enemies, and amassing power over the powerful and influential figures in American society in the name of order and the auspices of the cold war.

Here is one of the more bizarre endeavors of the Hoover era FBI that has recently come to lite. An unsuccessful effort to stop the release of the well-known 1972 porn movie classic “Deep Throat”. Lets just say the whole concept of the film left a bad taste in the mouth of the powers that be.

The FBI documents newly released to The Associated Press reveal the bureau’s sprawling and ultimately vain attempt to stop the spread of a movie some saw as the victory of a cultural and sexual revolution and others saw as simply decadent.

Agents seized copies of the movie, had negatives analyzed in labs and interviewed everyone from actors and producers to messengers who delivered reels to theaters.

And the FBI certainly kept detailed documentation of their operations against the films Director Gerard Damiano.

Aside from investigative records tracking subpoenas, interviews, screenings and shipments of the film, the Damiano file includes various FBI agents’ play-by-play accounts of the movie’s plot, and the specific role of Damiano in the agency’s investigation.

The FBI notes Damiano had been “somewhat cooperative,” On Aug. 7, 1973, an assistant U.S. attorney general writes to Kelley, saying Damiano is being considered for immunity. The memo doesn’t specify the crime, though mentioned throughout the file is the charge of interstate transportation of obscene material.


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