Fascinating social criticism and a witty and relevant take on American sexual history. full review
The absorption of Deep Throat into the political melodrama that was Watergate seems to have led to some grandiose statements in Messrs. Bailey and Barbato's documentary. full review
Bailey and Barbato aren't as interested in the picture itself as they are in the people who made it, a collection of hustlers, crackpots, cranks and stooges colorful enough to inspire Elmore Leonard. full review
Above all, the film is a lively, music-filled social history. full review
Deep Throat bore an X certificate. Inside Deep Throat is an NC-17. Neither is suitable for grownups.
Although the film starts out with a clear thesis, by the time its 90 minute running length has expired, it is grasping at themes and topics that are beyond the limited scope of what a superficial documentary can achieve. full review
Might be more entertaining than instructive, but it manages to return us to a time when the world seemed crazy in a different sort of way.
A fascinating look back both at a time when sex wasn't discussed in polite circles, and at Deep Throat itself. full review
Offers a diverting tale of erstwhile indie filmmaking and the power of porn to generate change -- both at the box office and in the bedroom.
A history lesson that challenges many preconceptions. full review
Bailey and Barbato aren't interested in classic documentary filmmaking. They're trendy dabblers in waste management, picking through the pop-culture trash to see what they can recycle for kitsch value. full review
It's a good blueprint for people who don't know about the movie and what a huge impact it had. It doesn't do much more than that. full review
To me, at least, Inside Deep Throat felt drearily long (it's only about 90 minutes), and anyone who survived the anti-porn crusades of the '80s or the 'sex positive' porn of the '90s will find the arguments on all sides depressingly familiar. full review
This feeble documentary ends up perpetuating the very hypocrisy it means to probe. full review
Bailey and Barbetto have mined this all-American circus for all its mindbending absurdity and legitimized it with a who's who of cultural critics. full review