Inside Linda Lovelace's Deep Throat: Degradation, Porno Chic, and the Rise of Feminism
Linda Lovelace, the star of 1972's XXX-rated film Deep Throat, is the most notorious actress of the 20th century. She married Chuck Traynor, who forced her at gunpoint into performing hardcore 'loops', confiscated her earnings from Deep Throat and pimped her out to celebrities. After a decade of assault and humiliation, Linda launched an anti-pornography movement, attracting many who renounced the porn industry. Critics claim that Lovelace's Deep Throat changed America's sexual attitudes more than anything since the 1940s; now Darwin Porter tells the story of this iconic woman
Once hailed as "the Marcel Proust of Pop Culture," New York City resident Darwin Porter is acclaimed as America's leading celebrity biographer. He was deeply involved in the Linda Lovelace saga as it unfolded in the 1970s, interviewing many of its key players and raising money for the legal defense of Deep Throat's co-star, Harry Reems. To this ground-breaking biography, he brings inside information and a never-before-published revelation on virtually every page.