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Lucky Starr Reviews “Deep Throat Sex Scandal”

Lucky Starr’s Review of “Deep Throat Sex Scandal”.

 
  I actually saw this play weeks ago, but after hearing about its extension through mid-April, I thought I’d finally give it the plug it truly deserves.
 
   I was excited about seeing this play.  Not only did it represent some of our own in featured parts, but it combined two of my favorite worlds, porn and theater.  Being a former professional stage actress and card carrying member of Actors Equity Association, this play is a wonderful portrayal of the adult industry.
 
     The play begins in the swinging 60’s at a time when free love was everywhere. “Make love, not war” was everyone’s motto right in the middle of the Nixon administration.  A stage actor after a performance gets word from another actor that he can make good money in films, which at the time were called “fuck films”.  The actor was later named Harry Reems. On a set one day, he came across a fresh new face named Linda Lovelace, who was under the close watch of her husband who kept her on a very tight leash.
    Reems steps into a leading role at the last minute.  A film that started out as a $25,000 budget, turned into a multi-million dollar profit.  The play leads us through the films struggle as people in other parts of the country targeted Harry Reems on obscenity charges.
 
   The play stars professional stage/screen actors as well as some of our own.  Marc Ginsberg is phenomenal and very real as Harry Reems, and Natasha Charles Parker is very bright eyed as Linda Lovelace.  With a number of great supporting roles, our own Hershel Savage was very believable as the films producer Gerry Damiano, and later playing the role of attorney Alan Dershowitz.  The roles of the cashier and the judge featured different performers in the roles every week such as Nina Hartley, Amber Lynn, Bill Margold,, Bruce Villanch, Christopher Knight (as in Peter Brady!),Rebecca Bardoux, Evan Stone, Alana Evans (March 14-17)  but the night I saw the show, Tom Byron was amazing in the role of the judge, very believable (although personally, I think Max Hardcore would be great as the judge in future performances!!). 
   
      I took my boyfriend, Kevin Wang, to see this play.  He hasn’t seen a heck of a lot of theater, but this play struck a chord in him, and it will to anyone who is passionate about this industry.  I highly recommend seeing this play soon before in closes mid-April.  It’s at the Zephyr Theater in Hollywood 7456 Melrose, Los Angeles, CA. www.deepthroattheplay.com.
Lucky Starr  :-*

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