‘Deep Throat’ to open Off Broadway

Play about the porn film begins run in the fall

“The Deep Throat Sex Scandal,” about the making of the 1970s porno pic “Deep Throat” and the controversy it inspired, will start an Off Broadway run in the fall.

David Bertolino, creator of New England theme park Spookyworld, wrote the play, with porn writer-director Jerry Douglas (“Honorable Discharge,” “BuckleRoos”) on board to helm. Cast of eight is toplined by Lori Gardner and Malcolm Madera (“Pied Pipers of the Lower East Side”) as, respectively, Linda Lovelace and Harry Reems, two of the stars of the 1972 pic that sparked an obscenity trial.

Produced by When Harry Met Linda, “Deep Throat Sex Scandal” begins previews Sept. 17 ahead of an Oct. 10 opening at the 45 Bleecker Street Theater.

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