porn, my parents and linda lovelace
Lovelace, the Musical, starring Tina Yothers as Linda Lovelace.
Ah, another childhood icon shot to hell. No, I'm not talking about Tina Yothers.
I was about ten years old when Deep Throat came out. I remember hearing my neighbor talk about the movie in general terms and it made me curious exactly what Deep Throat meant.
It didn't take me long to find out. My parents had a party one night and some of the men were talking about the film. They were referring to various women at the party as "Linda Lovelace" types. The longer I sat in the shadows and eavesdropped, the more I found out. The more I found out, the more horrified I was.
Unaware that I was getting the jokes, my parents and their friends frequently made references to Deep Throat and Lovelace. Depending on the joke, I would either snicker under my breath or run out of the room with my stomach churning.
It may be strange to have a porn icon as a catalyst for good childhood memories, but the mention of Lovelace brings flashbacks of the days when my parents were young and the house was filled with laughter night and day.
And now, Tina Yothers has ruined it all for me. Not that I will ever see the Linda Lovelace musical extravaganza, but I now have the image of Tina Yothers's face where Linda's is supposed to be in my memories and that's just wrong.