Show Business: Lust's Labor Lost

Farewell, Deep Throat? So long, Miss Jones'? Could it be that the lust affair is over? Within the past year, two hard-core flicks (Deep Throat and The Devil in Miss Jones) were among the nation's top-grossing films and porno stars like Linda Lovelace (Throat) and Marilyn Chambers (Behind the Green Door) became nationally-known figures. Today, hard-core movie houses are half empty. "Business is only 60% of what it was last year," says Porno Producer David Friedman, president of the Adult Film Association.

The recent Supreme Court decisions toughened local prosecution of pornography, and...

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