Thursday, October 14, 2004

Deep Throat 1: Linda Lovelace is born


Linda Boreman wanted to be a nun when she grew up, and was nicknamed Miss Holy Holy at school because she wouldn't put out. But that all changed in the summer of '69 when, after a car accident, she went to her parents' condo in Fort Lauderdale to recuperate. While sunbathing by the local swimming pool she met a bar owner called Chuck Traynor who offered her a joint and a ride in his Jaguar. A few weeks later she moved in with him and he persuaded her to become a prostitute. They moved to New York, and Linda started performing in 10 minute porn loops. One was called Doggarama, in which she starred opposite a beige mongrel called Norman.
Then in 1972, porn director Gerard Damiano cast her in a short called The Doctor makes a Housecall. He was awestruck by her ability to take a cock so deep down her throat "that she bumped the balls." His response was to rewrite the entire film around this act, casting her as a woman with a clitoris at the back of her throat. He called the film Deep Throat. And renamed her Linda Lovelace - because all the major sex symbols of the 50s and 60s had alliterative names like Marilyn Monroe and Brigette Bardot.

FYI: an anagram of Linda Lovelace is clean vile load

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