Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Save up to 70%
Empire
Film Studies 101
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
First Official Image Of Jared Leto's Joker Revealed
He's having a laugh
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Deep Throat
Empire Star Rating
Deep Throat
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Deep Throat Director Dies
Gerard Damiano was aged 80

12 November 2008  |  Written by Sam Toy  

submit to reddit

Director Gerard Damiano, the writer/director of infamous 'adult' movie Deep Throat, died on October 25th after complications following a recent stroke (as in damage of blood vessels in the brain).

As well as being credited with launching the adult motion pict- oh, to hell with it - the porn movie industry, Deep Throat was an incredibly successful independent film, adult or otherwise, and holds the title of most profitable movie of all time.

Made for $25,000, it grossed about a bajillion dollars worldwide (although Damiano barely saw a penny of it, thanks to the finances being fronted up by gangsters), Deep Throat was again crystallised in the public consciousness when journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein named their Watergate source after it.

Damioano made dozens of skin-flicks after Deep Throat, but never replicated its success.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Four More Sign For Solondz Sequel
Janney, Ruebens, Rampling and... Hilton?
The Enterprise Revealed
First look at the new NCC-1701

Your Comments

RE: Deep Throat Director Dies
I want a Gerard Damiano cover. More

Posted by Mason Verger at 19:21 on 17 November 2008 | Report This Post

RE: was it a sticky end
To quote Linda Lovelace "Please, no more gags". More

Posted by Jason Abbey at 19:31 on 12 November 2008 | Report This Post

RE: was it a sticky end
.....he just came and went like a flash More

Posted by David Dvd 1988 at 15:51 on 12 November 2008 | Report This Post

RE: was it a sticky end
It's probably choked a few as well. More

Posted by steveg66 at 12:50 on 12 November 2008 | Report This Post

was it a sticky end
Another blow to the film industry. More

Posted by Jason Abbey at 12:19 on 12 November 2008 | Report This Post

was it a sticky end
Another blow to the film industry. More

Posted by Jason Abbey at 12:19 on 12 November 2008 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
40 Of The Unlikeliest Movie Character Posters
Would you put these one-sheets on your wall?

Who Is The Vision, Anyway?
An introduction to Avengers: Age Of Ultron's newest addition

Jenny Agutter: Role by Role
From Tin to Captain America to The Railway Children

80 Of The Best Movie Star Adverts
From Sly Stallone selling bread to Hugh Jackman dancing for iced tea

Matthew Weiner Reveals 7 Mad Men Secrets
The showrunner on The Beatles and that lawnmower

Empire's Avengers: Age Of Ultron Review
Our verdict on what could be the biggest film of the year...

The 15 Most Controversial Alternate Endings
How some of your favourite films could have finished...

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Subscribe now and save up to 70%

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe now and save up to 70%
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)