During the opening credits of this documentary on the controversial 1972 pornographic film Deep Throat, Supertramp's "Crime of the Century" plays, appropriately creating a foreboding tone for the rest of the film. Due to its NC-17 rating, it is easy to expect Inside Deep Throat to merely be a "behind-the-scenes" of the porno. However, Inside successfully transcends this expectation and becomes a social commentary, tragedy and historical documentary all at once.
With bursts of humor, Inside shows Deep Throat's ramifications on the actors and people involved with the production of the porno. In addition to being the most profitable independent movie made in history, Deep Throat electrified and changed the social and political climate of the '70s. The smut caused Nixon to fight against pornography and encouraged high-class people to trek down from the Upper East Side to the nearest adult theater. "It was like opening up a can of worms," Deep Throat director Gerard Damiano said.
There are a few graphic moments in this film that may cause discomfort. It also does not help when you realize that the theater is full of old people, who are probably reliving their randy days when they saw the original porno. Indeed, besides educating you about Deep Throat, Inside reminds you that people over 60 had sex too. Shudder.