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FBI May Have Been a Little Too Deep Into Investigating the Real Deep Throat

It’s hard to believe in 1972 the FBI had nothing better to do. Then again, this must havedeep-throat been a coveted assignment.

By MATT SEDENSKY
Associated Press
MIAMI — Newly released FBI files show agents across the country and at the highest level of the agency investigated “Deep Throat” — the 1972 porn movie, not the shadowy Watergate figure — in a vain attempt to roll back a shift toward a more permissive culture.

The documents released to The Associated Press show the extent of agents’ investigation into the film: seizing copies of the movie, having negatives analyzed in labs and interviewing everyone from actors and producers to messengers who delivered reels to theaters.

All of it was a failed attempt to stop the spread of a movie that some saw as the victory of a cultural and sexual revolution and others saw as simply decadent.

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