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'Deep Throat' play set for L.A. with porn star Veronica Hart

The theatrical telling of the back story of "Deep Throat" is on its way to Los Angeles. 

Delving into the tale of the most famous adult film ever made, "The Deep Throat Sex Scandal" is set to open Jan. 31 at the Zephyr Theatre in West Hollywood, with previews beginning Jan. 24. The play, written by David Bertolino, will feature porn veterans Veronica Hart and Herschel Savage as part of the ensemble cast, and Ron Jeremy as one of the guest stars.

"The Deep Throat Sex Scandal" opened in New York in 2010 at the 45 Bleecker Theatre. The play tells the story of the making of "Deep Throat" and the controversy that surrounded the film after its release.

As one might expect, the play contains adult material and no one under 18 will be admitted. The casting for the lead roles of porn stars Linda Lovelace and Harry Reems has not been announced yet, according to a spokesman. Hart and Savage will play unspecified supporting roles.

The L.A. engagement will feature rotating guest stars, including porn legend Jeremy in the role of a judge. Though Jeremy didn't star in the original "Deep Throat," he has starred in some of the movie's sequels.

"Deep Throat" was released in 1972 and starred Lovelace as a sexually frustrated woman who discovers a certain oral sex ability. The filmmakers were accused of obscenity and the subsequent controversy drew national attention. 

The "Deep Throat" saga was recounted in the 2005 documentary "Inside Deep Throat." Lovelace herself was the subject of a recent stage musical, "Lovelace: The Rock Opera," which ran in L.A. in 2008. The porn star's life will be fictionalized in the upcoming movie "Lovelace," starring Amanda Seyfried.

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