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The only thing i remember is what Lucy said after she saw it, DIDN'T KNOW A WOMAN COULD OPEN HER MOUTH THAT WIDE!

I'll bet it was more like, "DIDN'T KNOW ANOTHER WOMAN COULD OPEN HER MOUTH THAT WIDE!" :gary:

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Saw it when it came out but dun't remember anything at all, what was so special?

 

Never understood the notoriety of "Deep Throat". It played here at one theater (a former neighborhood film place) for so many years I'm sure the emulsion was worn off the film stock. I always suspected it was a money-laundering thing. I don't know where I saw it-- not in a theater-- but was surprised that it was just another porn film: low-budget, amateurish 'acting', lacking any production values. It certainly couldn't have been the only porn film with a 'big' deal, so why, I wonder, did this one take off so much that it was respectable for noteworthy people---including Lucy????--to not only see it, but admit they saw it?

The 70s were such an ugly time. Many neighborhood theaters went with porn with the titillating titles on the marque, usually take-offs on current movies "Blazing Stewardesses" (In 3D!!) is one I remember. By the late 70s, things had turned around. Some theaters were closed. Some started showing old movies (before you could get them on VHS) and some like one that showed DT for years theater turned became a venue for musical acts (maybe Eve and Kaye doing "Down the Drain"?) and still is today.. I think there is still one left showing porn. I feel sorry for the people working for the janitorial company that services that one.

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Serious 'turn' here, I fear....

No turn at all, we're talking about Harry Reems who died and he used to do porn films and Deep Throat was his most famous one.

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Never understood the notoriety of "Deep Throat". It played here at one theater (a former neighborhood film place) for so many years I'm sure the emulsion was worn off the film stock. I always suspected it was a money-laundering thing. I don't know where I saw it-- not in a theater-- but was surprised that it was just another porn film: low-budget, amateurish 'acting', lacking any production values. It certainly couldn't have been the only porn film with a 'big' deal, so why, I wonder, did this one take off so much that it was respectable for noteworthy people---including Lucy????--to not only see it, but admit they saw it?

The 70s were such an ugly time. Many neighborhood theaters went with porn with the titillating titles on the marque, usually take-offs on current movies "Blazing Stewardesses" (In 3D!!) is one I remember. By the late 70s, things had turned around. Some theaters were closed. Some started showing old movies (before you could get them on VHS) and some like one that showed DT for years theater turned became a venue for musical acts (maybe Eve and Kaye doing "Down the Drain"?) and still is today.. I think there is still one left showing porn. I feel sorry for the people working for the janitorial company that services that one.

Well, everybody was talking about it, it was everywhere and decent classy people wanted to see it but not have people know they saw it so Sammy Davis rented a theater to show it to some famous folk of which Lucy and gary were just two and he enjoyed HER reaction to it more than he enjoyed the movie itself as Sammy was famous for doing more of that stuff in the privacy of his bedroom than the movie ever showed.

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'No turn at all, we're talking about Harry Reems who died'

 

Really? Smut is still smut; he wasn't a famous person who died; the title of this thread; he just died.

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Smut or not, he was famous -- or infamous, at the very least.

Thanks Brock, the most famous male porn actor maybe excluding John Holmes, who's also gone.

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Claude you should check out the documentary on Deep Throat. It does mention how it got mainstream attention.

How? Is it out on dvd or anything? I'd love to as my smut quota is running low lately.

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Sigh. I can see both sides of this argument.

 

Yes, this was (apparently) a person who fits the thread criteria for being famous. But I agree with Leenorman here. There is a thread on this site called Grace Foster's Boudoir for these types of mature discussions. For those of us who don't want to read post after post on an x-rated topic while trying to keep updated about info on the rest of the thread, can any further posts on this topic please be moved there?

 

I come here to read about Lucy, and when I see a post I don't like or agree with or that is off topic, I keep scrolling. (But I also roll my eyes & sigh a lot when I come upon the many sexual and sexual inuendo posts because it so often feels as though I've been transported back to Junior High School.)

 

Thanks in advance for understanding the point of view of Lucy fans like myself & Leenorman -- & very possibly many others who agree with us, too.

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Sigh. I can see both sides of this argument.

 

Yes, this was (apparently) a person who fits the thread criteria for being famous. But I agree with Leenorman here. There is a thread on this site called Grace Foster's Boudoir for these types of mature discussions. For those of us who don't want to read post after post on an x-rated topic while trying to keep updated about info on the rest of the thread, can any further posts on this topic please be moved there?

 

I come here to read about Lucy, and when I see a post I don't like or agree with or that is off topic, I keep scrolling. (But I also roll my eyes & sigh a lot when I come upon the many sexual and sexual inuendo posts because it so often feels as though I've been transported back to Junior High School.)

 

Thanks in advance for understanding the point of view of Lucy fans like myself & Leenorman -- & very possibly many others who agree with us, too.

You poor thing, how you've survived this far i'll just never know. Ever think of joining a nunnery? Seriously though, you have to think that it can be tough on some of us also, we're like Lucy, broadminded, can discuss anything and not worry about offending, just telling it like it is and we read these posts that just say nothing, not yours now, but these posts that give us nothing to reply to, or are posts that are saying the same thing we've seen a hundred times so we try and interject some humor, or something interesting but a trifle bawdy i admit, in hopes of saying something more, than LOL, i agree or Thanks for posting that.

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Sigh. I can see both sides of this argument.

 

Yes, this was (apparently) a person who fits the thread criteria for being famous. But I agree with Leenorman here. There is a thread on this site called Grace Foster's Boudoir for these types of mature discussions. For those of us who don't want to read post after post on an x-rated topic while trying to keep updated about info on the rest of the thread, can any further posts on this topic please be moved there?

 

I come here to read about Lucy, and when I see a post I don't like or agree with or that is off topic, I keep scrolling. (But I also roll my eyes & sigh a lot when I come upon the many sexual and sexual inuendo posts because it so often feels as though I've been transported back to Junior High School.)

 

Thanks in advance for understanding the point of view of Lucy fans like myself & Leenorman -- & very possibly many others who agree with us, too.

 

God BLESS You for saying all this; so much of this 'stuff' is being allowed to spill over into topics we originally signed up for: Lucille Ball and company.

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God BLESS You for saying all this; so much of this 'stuff' is being allowed to spill over into topics we originally signed up for: Lucille Ball and company.

I don't know why you have no compassion for a man who died and young too, so what if he was a porn movie actor, we weren't describing his every move, we discussed Lucy having seen his most famous movie, you see Lucy went to see his movie, so that's what we were talking about. Some of us just aren't fascinated by the dull and mundane as you are. It's a thread i started about OTHER people who died and you should let the rest of us discuss what we want in that thread without dictating what your purient interests allow and don't allow, as i've said before, you are not a moderator and it's not YOUR lounge, it's Brock's and thankfully Brock is more broadminded than you are, he knows this place would die and fast if all that was allowed the limited subject matter than meets your approval.

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Brock, I apologize for adding one more post to this closed subject (but disobedience is why I was kicked out of the nunnery -- isn't it amazing that a poor thing like me has survived this long?)

 

Seriously though, I was just stating my opinion & making a polite request. Yes, you can discuss anything at this Lounge, but that was my point -- there is a thread specifically dedicated to x-rated topics. I wasn't ranting & raving at the original post, or the discussion that followed, or demanding that things be changed to suit me. The first post about this man was legit -- he was well known to some & had died. I understand that the topic kept flowing because there was a Lucy connection & further questions were asked. I was not disputing any of that, just asking that any future discussion be moved to where x-rated topics belong on this site.

 

Having been a member for years I've always understood & accepted that the sometimes raunchy joking is all in good fun. And --surprise! -- I've found a lot of it to be funny. An off color post here or there is the norm around here, but when I went to catch up in the "Who had died" thread there were so many posts in a row on this man that I thought maybe he should have his own discussion thread in the Grace Foster section. This way those who wanted to continue the discussion could, & those of us who don't want to read about porn with our morning coffee wouldn't have to any longer.

 

Claude, how is making this request tough on anyone? Did you ever think that there may be many people who visit here but don't post who feel the same way I do? I don't know if that is so or not, but I had hoped my post would make you aware that it is possible. Every Lucy fan should feel comfortable here, don't you agree? There is no need to insult me by insinuating that I am not broadminded or able to 'tell it like it is' just because we disagree on this subject. Isn't everyone's opinion here as important as yours?

 

When you were upset & left the Lounge a year or so ago I posted that it was sad because I thought that next to Brock, you were Lucy's #1 fan at this site. I've always enjoyed your --and everyone's -- friendship here. I hope we can continue ours even though we disagree on some things. I'll keep scrolling when I don't like something I read, but will not be silenced when I feel strongly about something.

 

So I must post that I feel strongly that you often attack people here who don't agree with you, which is bullying.

 

We all know that bullying in ALL forms is wrong, so please stop it. I've noticed that you have been writing negative posts to and about another member that you used to be good friends with. Leenorman is a lifelong Lucy fan here & does not deserve the crap you've been throwing her way. I'm sure Lucy would agree with me.

 

And in the spirit of friendship, because I know how much you enjoy having the last word :) , I won't respond to any further discussion on this subject.

 

Hugs from Sister Vivfantoo

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Academy Award winning screenwriter -- and one-time Academy president -- Fay Kanin (widow of Michael, sister-in-law of Garson and Ruth Gordon) has died at 95.

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