Vivid Honors Harry Reems With 'Throat' Promotion

LOS ANGELES — As a tribute to the legendary Harry Reems, the male lead in the landmark adult movie “Deep Throat,” Vivid Entertainment is giving its online customers a free download of “Throat: A Cautionary Tale,” the 2009 feature that offers a different take on the porn classic.

Customers who visit and purchase any Vivid video need only click on the “Throat” link at the top of the home page to receive a free copy of the film that stars Sasha Grey and was directed by Paul Thomas. The offer is valid from today through Wednesday, April 3.

“Throat: A Cautionary Tale,” was also the subject of a six-part series on Showtime under the title “Deeper Throat.” The storyline tracked the trials and tribulations that Vivid CEO Steven Hirsch went through when he tried to get 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.