Friday, February 11, 2005

I do enjoy a good documentary

Media synergy or amusing coincidence? Early in the week, there were new rumblings over the "Deep Throat" story, as the Watergate informant was reportedly in failing health, which could lead to his identity finally being revealed.

Now, at the end of the week, all of the major newspapers and film critics are reviewing "Inside Deep Throat," a documentary about the infamous 1972 porn film. I know it really happened, but I almost find it hard to believe that the movie had such an impact on pop culture of the time. It grossed $600 million! Anyone feel like getting into a time machine with me?

Maybe I'll call my dad, and we can have another "Deep Throat"-related chat this weekend.

Here are reviews from Roger Ebert, the New York Times's Manohla Dargis, and Slate's David Edelstein.

(By the way, I'm curious to see if including the word "porn" in this entry will lead to a higher readership this weekend. Hi folks!)