in Freedom to Offend

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print March 2007 | ISBN: 9780813124292
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813134918 | DOI:

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This introductory chapter discusses the controversy that surrounded the movie Deep Throat, a notorious pornographic film made in the early 1970s. The chapter also highlights the true purpose of the book, which is to investigate debates over controversial films, beginning almost immediately after World War II and primarily flourishing in one city: New York. It is stated that New York has been the largest market for every type of film and, as a result, was a place in which moviegoing often became a public act of defiance against cultural authority.

Keywords: Deep Throat; controversial films; New York; cultural authority; defiance

Chapter.  4914 words. 

Subjects: Film

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