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deep throat

n
an anonymous source of secret information
[C20: from the code name of such a source in the Watergate scandal; a reference to the title of a pornographic film]
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The uncensored version of Deep Throat has never been shown in a mainstream Soho cinema before.
Arrow Productions' complaint was transparent about its desire to control discussion about Deep Throat -- a film they describe as a 'watershed' in American popular culture--and to hinder projects that would compete with theirs.
The 1972 Deep Throat, which starred Linda Lovelace, was part of the era's sexual liberation in which it became fashionable for celebs, the mainstream media and middle-class couples to talk about porno films.
Deep Throat, the first porn film widely shown in cinemas, made [euro]470million although the actor claimed he was paid only [euro]587.
Woodward and Bernstein paint Deep Throat, writes Holland, as a "self-less high-ranking official intent on exposing the lawlessness of the Nixon White House.
He kept his identity as Deep Throat a closely guarded secret, even to the extent of not telling anyone in his family, until 2005.
It is not the only part of the mythology of Deep Throat that owes more to creative imagination than to fact.
In the movie, the enduring image of Deep Throat - a name borrowed from a 1972 porn movie - is of a testy, chain-smoking Hal Holbrook telling Mr Woodward, played by Robert Redford, to "follow the money".
In the movie, the enduring image of Deep Throat - a name borrowed from a 1972 porn film - is of a testy, chains moking Hal Holbrook telling Woodward, played by Redford, to "follow the money.
In 2005 after nearly 33 years of secrecy, William Mark Felt, retired associate director of the FBI, revealed his true identity as Deep Throat, the secret source behind the Watergate case's public exposure--and in A G-Man's Life, Felt tells his own story of how the Watergate case grew to create personal challenges, isolation, and the dilemma of whether his duty as an FBI official superseded his duty to expose the truth.
All the President's Men has recently been released in a twodisc special edition on the occasion of its thirtieth birthday and on the heels of the unexpected unmasking of Deep Throat, the shadowy, even mythical figure who played a crucial role in bringing down the Nixon Presidency.
announces its Deep Throat Bench Punch featuring an 8-in.