The one and only xxx rated flick I ever went into a porn theater to watch. Downtown Philly when the movie first came out and was getting all that attention.
A couple down in the front row was asked to leave because they decided to imitate the action going on between Harry and Linda and an usher called for backup to eject them. Funny as hell.
R.I.P. Harry (and Linda.)
Deep Throat was pretty funny, and was the shining beacon of oral in its day. RIP Harry (and Linda!)
He was very hot in his day.
[quote]A couple down in the front row was asked to leave because they decided to imitate the action going on between Harry and Linda and an usher called for backup to eject them. Funny as hell.
Maybe you had to be there...
First male star I saw in a pron movie. Reems' hairy body turned me on! RIP.
awww... watch him in the "Inside Deep Throat" documentary, he was adorable and had turned his life around (the drugs, I mean, not the porn). I like the way he didn't try to hide his past -- and that court case was really important in terms of freedom of speech. they couldn't nail the mobsters so they went after the actors. RIP, Harry the wacky doctor.
He was 65. That means he was 24 when Deep Throat was made(?). He seemed so much older.
Ditto, R4....whew!! Fit and furry, just my type! RIP.
The people I knew who saw it told me it was disgusting.
He had a beautiful cock but he couldn't live forever.
It's not, R8. It's tame by today's standards. Although it's disgusting to think Linda Lovelace was being forced to participate against her will.
One of the first porn actors I saw. I think the firstporn movie I saw was SUDDENLY SUSAN? Was that the title? Saw a profile interview in After Dark Magazine and it was like.. 'well... heLLO Harry!' I agree he was so hot. I fell for his hot and hairy chest and legs.
Anyone have n00dz to post?
Did you know that porn actors refer to each other as woodsmen when they wish to express respect?
Anyway, the pioneeas of porn. What were they thinkin'?!
One of the few from that era that never went the other way on camera... Peter North, Jamie Gillis and John Holmes all did.
I went on a trip to Washington, DC with my family. We were all staying in a suite and I was up late, alone in the main room, channel surfing. I came upon the DC PBS station and they were showing a documentary with scenes from Deep Throat. I mean actual blow job scenes. My father walked in and caught me watching it and said that porn usually cost a fortune when you order it in a hotel. I turned all red and told him it was on PBS and that I had just happened upon it. I couldn't believe that a freely-available television station would show that, even late at night. I still haven't seen the actual film.
"...to find a higher power he called God."
You can't make this shit up.
I think "Ciaran" was watching PuBicS, not PBS.
yeah, controversy, that doc was rated NC-17 and the producer, big shot Brian Grazer (Ron Howard;'s partner) fought. funny not edited on PBS, though, now that is what I call freedom of speech.
This is such a weird coincidence. On Sunday night I attended the play "The Deep Throat Sex Scandal" in L.A. Harry Reems is the narrator and the main character in the play (which is about the origins of the movie as well as his eventual arrest and trial in Tennessee.)
At the end of the play, "Harry" describes what happened to all of the characters (Linda Lovelace, Gerard Damiano, Charles Keating, et. al.) after the period covered by the story. I guess they're going to have to modify Harry's story; in the play they indicate that he's a real estate agent in Utah.
By the way, real-life porn stars Herschel Savage and Veronica Hart have major roles (not as themselves) in the production.
How did Reems become a successful real estate agent in Salt Lake City, of all places? You'd think the puritanical Mormons would have run him out of town, much less done business with him.
Utah is one of the biggest markets for porn. And they like it weird.
Do you think he'll be included in TCM Remembers?
Do you think he'll be remembered in the Oscars roundup of people who died?
God, I had such hot fantasies of him as a kid growing up in the early 70s. Playboy had a spread in 1973 about porno stars and ran a full frontal of Harry in a garden or somewhere. My 13 year old cock got so fuckin rock hard! His hairy body really was something, though it would be very out of fashion today. What I liked about him was that he looked liked he could live up the street and wasn't all primped and roided out.He was great in Devil In Miss Jones, which is actually a pretty good film. I'm sure somewhere along the way he had sex with men, but apparently was very straight. Harry and John Leslie were my Daddy fantasy. R.I.P Harry.
You and me both, R30. I remember that Playboy article (as well as the annual "Sex in the Cinema" stories with lots of pics, many with men). In the days before home video, this is the best we could do for j/o material (other than 8mm loops, some of which I also owned!)
[quote]Do you think he'll be included in TCM Remembers?
I'm sure he'll be remembered in Robert Osborne's monthly jack-off ritual.
Did a porn guy actually die from natural causes?
This is MAJOR!!!
"It's tame by today's standards."
Not really. Watching Linda Lovelace swallow a cock right down to its base is still quite extraordinary. It's HOW she did it; so matter-of-factly, so effortlessly. I've seen other porno actresses deep-throat, but they always seem to be straining at it. And of course they're trying so very hard to make it look like they're enjoying it. Linda Lovelace made cock-sucking seem like an art form. She was THAT expert at it.
R34 There was also anal in "DT," which was fairly radical for the early '70s. And then "The Devil in Miss Jones" introduced us to double penetration.
I agree with the earlier poster, it is sad that Linda was forced to do this. If what I read was correct, a gun was pointed at her during many scenes of screen. I have never seen and don't care to. Apparently you can see bruises on her as well. Nothing I have read about Linda Lovelace makes me think that her role in this was consensual the whole way through. Her boyfriend basically forced her into porn.
[quote]One of the first porn actors I saw. I think the firstporn movie I saw was SUDDENLY SUSAN?
Aww, thanks R11. Many of my fans think that was some of my best work.
If you believe her story and many don't. She was a bit on the flaky side. Abused, absolutely, forced to do porn at gunpoint... even she doesn't really say that (there's a gun on a table somewhere in the apartment they shot in, ha). trust me, I know the books "Ordeal" and "Out of Bondage" well.. 100% true or not, they are good reads.
Amanda Seyfried movie coming soon. Why plays Harry in it? Franco?
[quote]I think the firstporn movie I saw was SUDDENLY SUSAN?
I think you mean Sometime Sweet Susan. There was something of a scandal surrounding that movie as Craig Baumgarten, an aide to NYC Mayor Lindsay, appeared in it. He later became a mainstream producer. And it was advertised as the first hardcore film sanctioned by SAG.
So DT wasn't just oral, they have vaginal penetration as well? I've never seen it. And The Devil In Miss Jones was sort of a horror movie wasn't it? At least that's what I thought as a kid when I saw the ads in the paper. That double feature ran for over 3 years in downtown Detroit.
The first time I saw Harry was in Those Young Girls with Traci Lords. He was a real stud. It was mid-80s then, he was buff and hairy and strutted around in a speedo. You can't see that one anymore.
Interesting, R39, and no I'm not being remotely sarcastic. Love stories of the porn business and its history -- and that one isn't in the Legs McNeil book, ha.
I have to admit that I'm sort of surprised that he was only 65. That's only five years older than I am. I remember going to see Deep Throat in a movie theater in San Francisco when I was a sophomore in college, so I must've been 19 or 20, which would've made him only 24 or 25 at the time. He just seemed so much older than I was.
I'm sad! Harry was a hot hairy stud! He was really sexy in the 80's!
Oh! This is my second post here!
I remember that full frontal Playboy 'Sex in the Cinema' photo of Harry. What a hot hairy body. That picture brought me a lot of pleasure back in the day.
[quote] And then "The Devil in Miss Jones" introduced us to double penetration.
No...it was filmed LONG before this movie. There are a lot of early loops with DP and anal.
Lovelace wasn't forced to do porn. She was a slut who loved it.
People really don't die at 65 anymore, do they? But I guess it's a pretty good age to reach for a porn actor.
I saw this film years ago downtown San Diego. The place was packed with Marines. I was a kid and in heaven. Oh those were the days. Sorry he died. He got a lot of us off.
R16-- Pretty sure he did do a gay feature or two. There are some images on google of Harry with a man. Unless those photos are doctored. But, I could swear that I saw him in a gay porno back in the days of VHS rentals.
Oh jeez R30. I got alot of mileage out of that Harry Reems pic from that issue of Playboy when I was in my teens. It was in a green garden like setting and he was pressing down on his dick. Oy. When I was in college in Boston there was a fundraiser for his court case and Barney Frank spoke and Harry was there. Really nice looking but in a non-threatening way.
I don't entirely believe Linda Lovelace was forced to do it. Did she ever do another movie? She was cute and seriously that dick isn't that big. I could deep throat that.
Wish we could find a link to that Playboy pic! Found a cropped version on Google, but it's not Harry at his best
Harry did not do gay, but he did do a two cocks in one pussy flick. So he was fucking a woman with another man's cock inside her, but a lot of men have done that.
He did admit to hustling himself when the drugs got bad, said he could not cum but guys picked him up and paid to jerk off on him.
Just jerk off on him? I think he probably let them blow him as well. But you're right, I don't think he did a gay scene on film.
R57 He could not get it up, nor cum at that point. He was so drugged out.
He says the guys got excited at seeing him naked and up close and they jerked off and spunked on him.
He was doing 5 and 10 dollar tricks on the street for any guy who recognized him.
I wonder if he ever suspected he had a gay following?
He was well aware of it. There are some interviews he gave when he talks about his downfall and how the gay fans were the only ones who would buy what he had left to sell.
I remember Harry Reems respecting his gays, because they were the only fans that bought his tapes and acknowledged him.
[quote]He says the guys got excited at seeing him naked and up close and they jerked off and spunked on him.
Didn't he have a bunch of guys spunking on him, while he was out of it from doing drugs?
Anyone have access to that Sex in the Cinema Playboy picture? The one where he has his hand on his cock?
Nice interview, he just touche on the homeless years.
[quote]I think you mean Sometime Sweet Susan. There was something of a scandal surrounding that movie as Craig Baumgarten, an aide to NYC Mayor Lindsay, appeared in it. He later became a mainstream producer. And it was advertised as the first hardcore film sanctioned by SAG.
"Sometime Sweet Susan" starring Reems is the movie Robert DeNiro takes Cybil Shepard to see on 42nd St in "Taxi Driver". Baumgarten was a novice producer on it. The actor they hired didn't show up so he stepped in. Of course if he hadn't been gorgeous and hung, he probably wouldn't have done it. Now forty years later, he's just hung.
[quote]And then "The Devil in Miss Jones" introduced us to double penetration... No...it was filmed LONG before this movie. There are a lot of early loops with DP and anal.
We are talking mainstream. "Deep Throat" changed movie going history. Failing neighborhood theater's switched to hardcore features. Porno Chic was ushered in and couples would go to The Rialto on Saturday to see a sex film. Many people never saw loops.
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Get over yourself.
To the guy that saw the film in San Diego, did you see any of those marines whacking off?
Harry Reems and Rise Stevens! On the same day! Where will it end?
I got my first bj from a guy watching Deep Throat. Was in Caracas, Venezuela. We were american colege kids housitting for and American family on leave. Was great