Gerard Damiano  

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"In the documentary Inside Deep Throat (2005), Deep Throat's director, Gerard Damiano, speaks of the early 1970s and his efforts to achieve artistic and financial success in the pornographic film industry: “I always believed that Hollywood and porn would eventually merge.” Later in the film, novelist Norman Mailer laments that by the mid 1970s, pornographic cinema had almost overnight “just become another mediocre commodity." --Sex Scene: Media and the Sexual Revolution (2014) Eric Schaefer

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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Gerard Damiano (August 4, 1928 - October 25, 2008) was an American director of pornographic films. He made the infamous film Deep Throat in 1972 starring Linda Lovelace and Harry Reems, cited in the 2005 documentary Inside Deep Throat as the most profitable film ever made. Other notable films made by Damiano include The Devil in Miss Jones (1973) and the sadomasochistic classic The Story of Joanna (1975).

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