The pornographer's daughter :Published by : Nero, (Collingwood, Vic. :) Physical details: xv, 255 pages ; 24 cm. ISBN:9781863956864 :.
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More than forty years after 'Deep Throat' arrived on the cultural scene and inspired a sexual revolution, questions about the ethics of pornography and its impact on society are still being asked. Kristin Battista-Frazee was only four years old in 1974 when her father, Anthony Battista, was indicted by the federal government for distributing the now famous porn film 'Deep Throat'. The stress drove Kristin's mother, Frances Battista, to worry endlessly if her husband would be put in jail. She became so depressed that she attempted suicide. Kristin survived this family trauma to live a surprisingly normal life. But instead of leaving the past behind her, she developed a burning curiosity to understand her family's history. Why did the federal government so vehemently prosecute this case? And why did her father get involved in distributing this notorious porn film in the first place?