****Correction - its 'Deep Throat' not 'Debbie Does Dallas'.
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From Vancouver Rape Relief; "The Rio Theatre is having a “very special 50th Anniversary screening in CELEBRATION of Deep Throat".
This is what the “star” of the film Linda Boreman (aka Linda Lovelace) said about Deep Throat: “I wasn't the star of Deep Throat, I was a victim of Deep Throat, I was a survivor” and “Every time somebody sees that movie, they're watching me being raped. It is a crime that movie is still showing; there was a gun to my head the entire time."
We know that the Rio Theatre knows that. Anyone who does basic google search will find out that Linda, who was 21 at the time, was terrorized and abused by her husband/manager who forced her into prostitution and pornographic films.
He beat her up daily including during the filming of Deep Throat. He controlled all her movements to the point she had to ask his permission to use the toilet. The movie Deep Throat made $600 million but Linda didn’t get a penny."
Rio Theatre are having a discussion afterwards featuring the children of the director and some sex work advocates.