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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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Amanda Seyfried's newest film, Lovelace, is being taken to court by Arrow Productions, over content copied from the 1972 adult film Deep Throat. The production house argues three scenes have been lifted from their iconic skin flick and they were not approached for permission.
17 Confidentially yours: A new APME survey shows that, in the wake of the positive Deep Throat spin, more readers than you might think accept -- or even like -- the use of anonymous sources.
Unfortunately, the key player, Lovelace, only appears in archive footage, having famously denounced the film by claiming that, 'everyone that watches Deep Throat is watching me being raped
Washington Post journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein said in a statement: "Mark Felt was Deep Throat and helped us immeasurably in our Watergate coverage."
Millennium Films' Mark Gill stated that Arrow Productions' complaint was transparent about its desire to control discussion about Deep Throat and to hinder projects that would compete with theirs.
Felt, who died in California, kept his role in the affair secret until 2005 when he confessed: "I'm Deep Throat."
But it is a film about the film which gave him his title, the cheap porno flick Deep Throat which amazed everyone by making millions.
Former top FBI official Mark Felt, who has unmasked himself as the Deep Throat source who helped bring down President Richard Nixon, 'knew he was taking a monumental risk', says investigative reporter Bob Woodward.
But when it comes to a film like "Deep Throat," calculating its grosses involves the foggiest of foggy figures.
NBC plans a Watergate segment featuring William Gaines, a University of Illinois journalism professor and two-time Pulitzer winner who has databased Deep Throat suspects and clues for more than two years.