Vivid Honors Reems With Free 'Throat' Download

LOS ANGELES—As a tribute to the late Harry Reems, the male lead in the landmark adult film Deep Throat, Vivid Entertainment is giving its online customers a free download of Throat: A Cautionary Tale, the company's award-winning 2009 reimagining of the classic starring Sasha Grey and directed by Paul Thomas.

Customers who visit and purchase any Vivid title need only click on the Throat link at the top of the home page to receive the free download. The offer is valid from today through next Wednesday, April 3.

In his AAAAA review for AVN of Throat: A Cautionary Tale, Jared Rutter called it “porn noir, a dark mystery about innocence destroyed. Swiftly paced and engrossing, it plays like a mainstream movie. But it’s the star, Sasha Grey, who brings it to life.”

Throat was also the subject of a six-part series on Showtime entitled Deeper Throat that tracked the trials and tribulations of Vivid founder/co-chairman Steven Hirsch in trying to secure permission to make the movie.

Reems, who co-starred with Linda Lovelace in the original Deep Throat, died last Tuesday at the age of 65.