When Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein broke the story that Richard Nixon knew about the attempt to bug the Democratic headquarters in Watergate, they identified their source only as Deep Throat. This film theorizes that Deep Throat was Betsy and Arlene, two ditzy teenage girls who witness G. Gordon Liddy’s prescence in the hotel during the bugging. To keep them quiet, Nixon hires them as “official White House dog walkers,” then “Presidential youth advisors.” However, when they learn the truth about what is going on they take their story to Woodward and Bernstein. Nixon attempts all kinds of measures to stop them. He was tricky, they were better. –IMDb
Openly gay ‘Generation X’ filmmaker Andrew Fleming acquired a reputation as a wunderkind shortly after leaving New York University’s prestigious film school. The last of his three award-winning student films there, “P.P.T.”, earned him a fellowship at Warner Bros., and he teamed with no less a producer than Gale Ann Hurd (“Terminator” 1984; “Aliens” 1986) for his feature directing and writing debut “Bad Dreams” (1988), a largely ignored psychological horror film. Although some found it stylish in a sort of David Cronenbergian way, many questioned Hurd’s involvement in an “entertainment” so clearly celebrating doom and utterly devoid of hope, aimed shamelessly at the teen market.
Prior to “Bad Dreams”, Fleming’s interests had primarily lain in the technical side of filmmaking, but after a hiatus to learn how to write, he resurfaced with his follow-up feature, “Threesome” (1994), an amusing coming-of-age college story. Boasting an attractive young cast (Lara Flynn Boyle, Stephen… read more