Deep Throat @ 50: ‘Memories Within Miss Aggie’ – Projection Booth Podcast

Deep Throat @ 50: ‘Memories Within Miss Aggie’ – Projection Booth Podcast

As part of our ongoing series of podcasts and articles commemorating the pioneering adult film Deep Throat, which was released 50 years ago, Ashley West joined the Projection Booth podcast to consider one of director Gerard Damiano‘s follow-up films, Memories Within Miss Aggie (1974).

Light years away from the comedy of ‘Deep Throat’, ‘Miss Aggie’ tells the story of a troubled spinster named Aggie who lives in isolation with her crippled wheelchair-bound companion Richard. While attempting to remember the exact circumstances about how she and Richard first met, Aggie starts to piece together a true portrait of who and what she really is.

The film was reviewed in the New York Times – rare for an explicit sex film in any era – who also published Damiano’s response to the review. Both the article and response are re-printed below.

‘Miss Aggie’ was also notable in that the two lead roles were non-sexual parts and played by mainstream theatrical actors, Deborah Ashira and Patrick L. Farrelly. A selection of articles about Ashira’s career are re-printed below.

You can hear the full podcast discussion – hosted by Mike White, and including Samm Deighanhere.

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‘Memories Within Miss Aggie’ (1974) – Press coverage

Memories Within Miss Aggie

 

Vincent Canby’s notorious review of ‘Memories With Miss Aggie’ in the New York Times:Memories Within Miss Aggie

Memories Within Miss Aggie

 

Gerard Damiano’s reply to the New York Times review of ‘Memories With Miss Aggie’:

Gerard Damiano

 

Memories Within Miss Aggie

 

Memories Within Miss Aggie

 

Memories Within Miss Aggie

 

Gerard Damiano

 

Memories Within Miss Aggie

 

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Deborah Ashira

Deborah Ashira

 

Deborah Ashira

 

Deborah Ashira

 

Deborah Ashira

 

Deborah Ashira

 

Deborah Ashira

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  • Posted On: 6th March 2022
  • By: Ashley West
  • Under: Podcasts

10 Comments

  1. Jim Stevens · March 6, 2022 Reply

    Love it when two of my favorite podcasts/podcasters cross-pollinate. A terrific listen and thanks for posting the reviews, articles and interviews.

  2. JC · March 6, 2022 Reply

    I can’t think of three people I’d rather hear talk about a Damiano film….: about any film!… than Samm, Mike, and Ashley.

    The dream team has produced a fine hour of smart discussion.

    More please!

  3. Larry Jones · March 6, 2022 Reply

    This was a lot of fun. All three come form different schools/views of film – especially explicit films. The result is a commentary that should’ve been a commentary on the DVD, which was sadly lack in quality extras.

  4. Sandra · March 6, 2022 Reply

    Superb… and keep this Deep Throat @ 50 content coming.

  5. dave · March 6, 2022 Reply

    that review by Vincent Canby was hilarious! you cut off the bottom off the paper btw but i got the jizz of it. Damiano’s reply was equally, if unintentionally, hilarious. it’s tragic to imagine how many audience members viewing experience was ruined by having the ending revealed…ahem…

  6. Jeff Robertson · March 6, 2022 Reply

    Awesome Article Keep Up Good work

  7. DD · March 9, 2022 Reply

    i am 25 years old I love your podcast. I would love to see more episodes with older black pornstars such as Ebony Ayes or Jeannie Pepper (omg I would die) and even some of the icons of the gay porn industry.

    Keep up the good work

    • J. Walter Puppybreath · March 9, 2022 Reply

      Jeannie is deeply underrated. She’s stunning!
      Sadly, she went to Europe and got all freaky-deaky.
      FYI: did you know she appeared (Stateside) in some Bi-friendly titles?

  8. J. Walter Puppybreath · March 9, 2022 Reply

    You rock (as the kids say), RR!
    Any movement on my clever idea for a ‘World Modeling’ sign T-shirt? They’d sell out in a flash, I reckon. 😉

  9. Milkman Dead · March 12, 2022 Reply

    I haven’t listened to this or read any of the articles yet but I just wanted to thank you guys for including the ads in with the clippings. I really enjoyed perusing those just now, and look forward to listening.

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