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My Own Private Deep Throat

My Own Private Deep Throat

So two days I posted this, expressing my disgust about the announcement that Jerry Lewis would be getting an honorary Oscar despite his outspoken homophobia. As a result (I assume, at least), I got this is in my inbox this morning:


Consider me “Deep Throat” on this one. I don’t have enough evidence to do an official outing but you might have the resources or connections to investigate further.

No, not Jerry! But his son Gary, of Gary Lewis & the Playboys fame. (You’re too young to remember.) It’s possible that the lead Playboy actually played with boys, and maybe that’s behind his father’s attitude toward gays.

Back in the ’70s I was living in San Francisco. I went home with a guy – I think he lived in the Haight – and was surprised to see a gold record on his wall: “This Diamond Ring” by Gary Lewis & the Playboys (their biggest hit). I asked about it and he said Gary had been his lover.

I can’t remember the guy’s name or what he looked like or what we did in bed or what drugs we were on, but I remember the gold record clearly. His story could have been bullshit but if there’s any truth to it it puts Jerry’s attitude in a new perspective.

DEEP THROAT


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