Aside from her physical resemblance to the late star, and amidst her submissive veneer, Parker captures the flickerings of a woman who will, in time, exact her revenge on the entire industry. The play is a comedy that takes a satirical look at how porn flick Deep Throatitself a comedy, became the most lucrative blue movie made, thanks to the idiocy of the U. What the play does best, however, is demonstrate the changing cultural standards for what's taboo. Eric was so surprised he just sat there while Donna ran her hand across his chest. Eric had to do something before Donna did something she would regret.
The play also has some fun with Damiano, showing how in all seriousness he regards himself as being in the same club as Hitchcock, Welles and Kurosawa.
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They might have had a stronger case had they done it correctly, under the earlier standard, trying to prove the movie had no redeeming social value. Aside from her physical resemblance to the late star, and amidst her submissive veneer, Parker captures the flickerings of a woman who will, in time, exact her revenge on the entire industry. In the performance I saw, Sally Kirkland and Bruce Vilanch turned in cameos as, respectively, an aging porn queen—turned—ticket taker and the Memphis judge. Still, the play is determined to propel the dubious argument that the outcome of the Reems Monkey Trial was a beacon of justice and social advancement. Ax Marks the Spot at New L. Furthermore, after Deep Throat was released, the Supreme Court had loosened its obscenity standards in the case Miller v.