deep throat


Also found in: Medical, Acronyms, Wikipedia.

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]
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
He has always said that Deep Throat is a personality that was created by Bob Woodward, a name that was created.
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.
That's quite a tribute to an FBI man who lied to Pat Gray, lied to all of his FBI colleagues and lied to every journalist who asked him for 30 years whether he was Deep Throat.
He landed the Deep Throat role when the original lead failed to turn up.
The film Deep Throat, backed by mafia money, was shot over six days in a grubby Florida motel in 1972.
The uncensored version of Deep Throat has never been shown in a mainstream Soho cinema before.
Since its release in June 1972, Deep Throat has attracted both box office success and huge controversy.
Made for a paltry $25,000, Deep Throat was released as America's mood swung towards sexual liberation and equal rights.
FORMER top FBI official Mark Felt was branded an American hero by his family after revealing that he was Deep Throat who helped bring down President Richard Nixon in the Watergate scandal.
His new book, Profoundly Disturbing: The Shocking Movies That Changed History (Universe) takes a long, lingering look at "bad" flicks such as Shaft, Deep Throat, and The Wild Bunch.