Masterpiece of ‘Porno Chic’ Gerard Damiano’s “The Devil in Miss Jones” celebrates its 50th Anniversary at The Cutting Room on Halloween

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(New York, NY) “The Devil in Miss Jones,” written and directed by the legendary Gerard Damiano, considered to be one of the most significant films of the “The Golden Age of Porn” will showcase a new 4K restoration in honor of its 50th anniversary at New York City’s Cutting Room, appropriately on Halloween Night, October 31st. The film will be presented live by Damiano’s son Gerard Damiano Jr. and daughter Christar Damiano. The evening will kick off with a costume contest and 1970s themed dance party.

“Our father will always be known for ‘Deep Throat,’ but he went on to make much better films,” son Gerard Damiano Jr. says. “He would rather be remembered for his later work, particularly ‘The Devil in Miss Jones.’ He was very proud of that, especially the performance by Georgina Spelvin.”

Virgin spinster Justine Jones (Georgina Spelvin) takes her own life only to discover that she is condemned to hell without ever having really lived. She begs for a second chance and vows to live a life ‘Consumed by Lust’ before accepting her eternal fate.

Following its original release in 1973, the film earned critical acclaim, proving that writer/director Gerard Damiano Sr. ‘s success with “Deep Throat” was no fluke. It was reviewed by the major critics of the day – icons of film criticism and exemplified what was then referred to as “Porno Chic.” Celebrities, and dignitaries stood together with the general public in lines that wrapped around the block, just to see it. “The Devil in Miss Jones” made Variety’s list of Top 10 Grossing Films for the year. Its original score by Alden Shuman is considered to be one of the finest movie soundtracks of all time. An unusual accolade for a porn film.

Newsweek called it “The most interesting film of its kind to date.” Judith Christ praised star Georgina Spelvin in New York Magazine. Variety called it “A Sensation!” Even Roger Ebert gave it a “thumbs up”. Not all the reviews were favorable. Vincent Canby panned the film, starting a feud between himself and Damiano Sr. that played out in the pages of The New York Times.

“The Devil in Miss Jones” has received a complete 4K restoration performed by Cineric Inc., (who premiered their restoration of Hitchcock’s “Spellbound” earlier this year), from the best existing 35mm elements. It was produced by the Damianos, who gave the same treatment to their father’s best-known work “Deep Throat” last year, before taking it on a world tour for its own 50th Anniversary.

The Devil In Miss Jones Halloween party at The Cutting Room will feature acclaimed New York City DJ, Crystal Clear who will be playing the best of the 70s, a costume contest and some notable guests from the adult industry including RubyLynne, Victoria Zdrok, Alana Luv, Addis Fouche, Lacy Doll, Stella Carter and Lucy Sunflower who will also be featured at the Damiano Films booth at the Exxxotica Expo in Edison, NJ from November 3rd through 5th.

“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Halloween than to party around a sexy, chic classic like “The Devil in Miss Jones,” says Lucy Sunflower. “it’s not only hot but it’s dark and twisted… like a sexy Twilight Zone episode. I love the swinging 70s!”

The Cutting Room Doors open at 6pm, the party starts at 7pm, and the movie will start at 8:15pm.

You may purchase tickets to The Devil and Miss Jones Halloween event here: http://dmj-halloween.eventbrite.com

The Cutting Room is located at 44 E 32nd St, New York, NY 10016 and you may call directly at (212) 691-1900.

You may follow The Cutting Room at https://thecuttingroomnyc.com on Instagram @CuttingRoomNYC on Twitter @CuttingRoomNYC and on Facebook @CuttingRoomNYC.

You may follow Damiano Films on Facebook @damianofilms and @deepthroatfilm,  on Instagram @deepthroatmovie and on Twitter @deepthroatfilm

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