Groundbreaking Films Promoting Sexual Freedom

Written by Mark Rausch

Deep Throat (1972)

It’s not the Watergate scandal guy. It’s the only true pornographic film on this list on account of unsimulated sex, but it was also considered innovative for being the first to feature a plot and an indelible leading lady — Linda Lovelace. The film grossed $1 million its first week of release, and was one of the biggest blockbusters of the year, but not without obscenity trials. A 2005 documentary, “Inside Deep Throat,” explored the film and its effects on American society. Jack Nicholson, Truman Capote, Johnny Carson, Martin Scorsese, and Barbara Walters all admitted to seeing “Deep Throat”.