The Pornographer's Daughter: A Memoir of Childhood, My Dad, and Deep Throat

September 30, 2014|
The Pornographer's Daughter: A Memoir of Childhood, My Dad, and Deep Throat by Kristin Battista-Frazee
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More than forty years after Deep Throat arrived on the cultural scene and inspired a sexual revolution, questions about the ethics of pornography and its impact on society are still being asked today and remain as controversial as ever. Kristin Battista-Frazee was only four years old in 1974 when her father, Anthony Battista, was indicted by the federal government for distributing the now famous porn film Deep Throat. As her father unexpectedly became an early pioneer in the emerging porn industry and transformed himself from Philadelphia stockbroker to porn broker, this indictment threatened his family’s stability. The stress drove Kristin’s mother, Frances Battista, to worry endlessly if her husband would be put in jail. She became so depressed that she attempted suicide.

Kristin survived this family trauma to live a surprisingly normal life. But instead of leaving the past behind her, she developed a burning curiosity to understand her family’s history. Why did the federal government so vehemently prosecute this case? And why did her father get involved in distributing this notorious porn film in the first place? Did the influence of pornography in fact make Kristin a better person? Answering these questions and reconciling her dramatic family history with her life as a wife and mother became her mission.

The Pornographer’s Daughter is an insider’s glimpse into the events that made Deep Throat and pornography so popular, as well as what it was like to come of age against the backdrop of the pornography business.
Kristin Battista-Frazee is a marketing and communications professional in Washington, DC. She is also a freelance writer for the Daily Beast and has published many articles about the adult industry and the controversy surrounding pornography, including “Rick Santorum’s War on Pornography Stirs Up the Same Tired Arguments,...
Title:The Pornographer's Daughter: A Memoir of Childhood, My Dad, and Deep ThroatFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:280 pages, 9 X 6 X 1 inShipping dimensions:280 pages, 9 X 6 X 1 inPublished:September 30, 2014Publisher:SkyhorseLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1629144347

ISBN - 13:9781629144344

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