Dept. of Persistent Hysteria

In this amusing account of a screening of Inside Deep Throat, we find thta Catherine McKinnon is still just as nuts as she ever was:

This time, the hapless lot of directing a post-screening panel fell to Elvis Mitchell, former movie critic at the NY Times. The panel was made up of HarperCollins publisher Judith Regan, journallist Peter Boyer, criminal defense attorney Alan Dershowitz (who defended Harry Reems in the famous obscenity trial), and feminist professor Catherine McKinnon. Mitchell looked on helplessly as McKinnon did her thing, claiming that the film we had just watched was promoting the acceptance of rape. At one point, however, her righteous zeal became unhinged when she claimed that it was not possible to do deep throat safely, that it was a dangerous act that could only be done under hypnosis. “What’s so funny?” she snapped as the audience rippled with mirth. Todd Graff’s hand shot up — “I can do it,” he said, and the room echoed with a chorus of gay men going “me too!” (Gigi Grazer — wife of [high-powered Hollywood producer] Brian — later told Graff to stop bragging and that she could do it better than him and had the rocks on her fingers to prove it. Touche). But La McKinnon was not to be discouraged; she claimed that emergency rooms were filled with women victims of throat rape, not to mention the ones who hadnt even made it that far and had died in the act. […] And after that, everyone wound up at the after-after party at The Cock. Except Catherine McKinnon.

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