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Porn film cut from rooftop cinema
Porn film cut from rooftop cinema

A cult pornographic film has been pulled from the line-up of Perth’s rooftop cinema season after concerns were raised about its 1970s “gender politics”.

Organisers said only eight tickets had been sold to the December 8 screening of Deep Throat when it was axed in favour of 1980s family classics The Goonies and Monkey Magic.

A Rooftop Movies spokesman confirmed the screening had been cancelled after “some concerned commentary from a few audience members about the gender politics of the film”.

“These were not mindless rants, they were well considered critiques,” he said.

“We would not listen to mindless rants. We listen intently to well-considered commentary from our audience.

“In light of this, we reviewed the screen of the film, took on board the feedback from our audience and decided the concerns were valid enough to cancel the screening.”

Deep Throat earned mainstream attention when it was released in 1972, in spite of protests at some of the cinemas where it was shown.

Its star, Linda Lovelace, caused further controversy when she claimed she had been coerced to perform in it by her abusive husband.