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Here Comes the Deep Throat Judge…

It’s early in the New Year, but the rotating quartet of performers set to play the part of the Southern judge who heard a Deep Throat obscenity case is going to be a hard, cheeky combo to beat. Per Studio City Patch local editor Mike Szymanski‘s write-up of preparations for the play The Deep Throat Sex Scandal, opening at the Zephyr Theatre in Hollywood January 24:

Porn star Ron Jeremy said, “This is a way to bring a whole new audience to discover the importance of Deep Throat.” He, writer Bruce Vilanch, actor Christopher Knight (The Brady Bunch) and porn legend Bill Margold will take turns playing the conservative Southern judge that heard the case trying to prosecute Deep Throat and trying to define obscenity.

This west coast version of the Off-Broadway play is being shepherded by Studio City resident David Bertolino. Among the many other recognizable names taking part is Georgina Spelvin, the one-time star of a movie (The Devil in Miss Jones) that was double billed with Deep Throat. She has told Bertolino this will be her final public appearance.

Bertolino also plans to hire faux protesters to picket in front of the Zephyr, just as people did back in the early 1970s in front of movie theaters showing Deep Throat. Lots more interesting background info in the Patch article on how the play came about. Read Szymanski’s full item here.

[Image courtesy Zephyr Theatre]

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