Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, April 24, 1980, Section A, Page 6, Image 5

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    ‘Everyone wants to meet Linda Lovelace’
“Deep Throat, nothing but Deep
Throat. Deep Throat, don't rock the
boat, don't get your goat. Deep
Throat." — Theme song from Deep
Stirring, isn’t it.
But despite that painfully ridiculous
song and many others like it,
hundreds of University students
swarmed to witness Deep Throat's
campus showing last Thursday.
The film, starring Linda Lovelace
and Harry Reems, is an endless pro
gression of sex scenes, mindless
dialogues and silly plot developments
set amidst the tacky background of a
Florida tract housing development.
But in all fairness, what can you
expect from a film whose entire plot
revolves solely around one woman’s
amazing Qral abilities? Indeed, Linda
Lovelace’s unusual talent has kept
the movie’s title on the flashing mar
quees of newspaper-littered, sticky
floored theaters throughout the
country for more than 10 years.
But 150 Geology, more familiar as
the home of droning professors and
sleepy students, doesn’t have sticky
What, then, brought the University
audience to the classroom of "higher
education’’ for the film?
“This,” said one pie-eyed fraternity
resident, pointing to the half-empty
bottle of beer in his hand. "Alchohol
and a desire for sex. We got drunk
before and came to see it.”
Who are these folks? Why are they standing in a long line outside 150 Geology? And what's in those bottles?
Oh. of course — they're getting ready to meet Linda Lovelace.
Many in the crowd were similarly
beery-breathed, and the enticing
smell of marijuana smoke occasion
ally wafted from the line
An Emerald reporter and photo
grapher tentatively approached four
mammoth athletic types in a similar
beer-induced state and asked their
reasons for attending the movie. No
tebooks and cameras in hand, the
reporter and photographer carefully
kept their distance, ready to flee lest
the athletes react violently to ques
tioning. But the foursome were
friendly and cheerfully said they’d
come because they h&d never seen
the movie and felt “the price was
Later, the Emerald photographer
asked a large group of people in line if
anyone wanted to tell what prompted
them to come see America’s most
famous porno flick.
“I can tell you don’t want to talk,"
he said as as he passed two women in
“Yes,” they shot back in unison.
“And if you take our picture we’ll
break your camera .”
He didn’t shoot and they didn’t at
Many in the line claimed they were
dragged to the movie by insistent
friends or roommates.
“I was forced into it by this woman,”
said one man, whose companion gig
Another couple, both near 30, said
they were GTFs. Once again, the man
pointed to his female friend and at
tributed his attendance at the movie to
her insistence.
”1 think we’ve got a connection
here,” someone in the background
yelled, “GTFs and pornography.”
Though another showing was
scheduled for 11:30 p.m., as the
starting time for the 10 p.m. show
approached with much of the line still
outside, a few in the crowd grew dis
“That’s a long time (till 11:30),” a
man near the back of the line mused.
“I don’t have enough beer to last till
Inside the crowded classroom, the
audience cheered when the lights
dimmed and the movie started.
After all, as a man outside had said,
‘‘Everyone wants to meet Linda
By Doug Fick
More than entertainment, Bhutan dances instruct
The Kingdom of Bhutan is
sandwiched between Tibet, In
dia and Nepal in the eastern
ranges of the Himalayas. This
location is responsible for its
unique and undisturbed culture
The Royal Dancers and Mu
sicians from the Kingdom of
Bhutan came to the University
last week for a lecture-demon
stration and a performance The
troupe of 13 performers had
already appeared in 20 loca
tions in the United States before
coming to Eugene The troupe
performed on campuses, con
cert halls, museums and
churches "up and down the
East Coast, the Midwest and the
Pacific states ’, according to
Ron Bogley, the troupe s U S.
manager. The New York-based
Asia Society is sponsoring this,
the troupe's first visit to the
United States
The musicians used cymbals,
goat-skinned drums and long
horns — some measuring up to
seven feet long — to com
plement the dancers, clowns
and actors. The dancers,
adorned in colorful costumes
and fanciful masks, brought the
ancient Buddhist legends to life
on stage
The overflowing crowd at the
EMU Ballroom who turned out
to see the Royal Dancers per
form had no idea what to ex
pect. A number of people in the
audience said that they came
because they were curious.
"The Asia society brings two
or three concerts a year from
The Duck Variations
a play by
David Mamet
April 24, 25, 26
8 pm
Pocket Playhouse
$3 General Admission
$2 UO Student
Box Office
A comedy about unconventional birdwatching
Asian countries so that the
American people can learn
about other people and ap
preciate their culture,” Boqlev
‘ Bhutan is so well-preserved
and the culture there is still in
tact,” he continues. Seeing
these people perform for us is
like looking back in time, but for
the Bhutanese this has been
going on for centuries."
Except for the folk dances,
most of the dances and dance
dramas the troupe performs are
rooted in the religious doctrine
of Hinayana Buddhism. (The
Tibetans follow a different sect
of the same religion.) Even
when a dance-drama deals with
secular themes, there is always
a religious lesson to be learned.
Audiences in Bhutan look at
their dances as more than mere
entertainment. They feel
blessed to be able to see a per
formance which will instruct
them in leading a good and pure
life, according to Dasho Sithe,
the troupe director.
However, this does not
prevent the inclusion of lewd
and satirical bits. The satire is
usually performed by servants
and clowns, and it mocks love,
religious fanaticism, the upper
classes, and everyday human
foibles. All performers are male
and play both male and female
A leap, a twirl and a clash of cymbals launch the Royal Dancers and Musicians of the Kingdom
of Bhutan Into action.
Sithe, 42, has been dancing
for 31 years and has been the
director of the troupe for the last
13 years. He was a founder
member of the Royal Dancers at
age 17; before that the Kingdom
did not have any dance com
pany. He is the only survivor
from the original cast as others
have been lured to better paying
government jobs. But he con
siders himself lucky he’s still
with the troupe.
During the performance, he
usually sits in a corner and
keeps a sharp eye on the actors
and dancers. Sometimes he
gives hand signals to correct
the performers.
“Our dancers learn by imita
tion. That is how I learned it from
my guru (teacher) and that is
how I teach my pupils,” he says.
The Royal Dancers like and
find the freeways, shopping
centers, and the tall buildings in
the United States interesting.
“This country is so different
from Bhutan where we have so
much isolation, peace and
quiet,” Sithe says.
After three more shows in
California, the troupe is headed
for Europe for 15 more con
By Jas Saund
All items V2 price
Books, uniforms, safety equipment,
training aides and more.
1-6 weekdays
2003 Franklin Bhvd.
Thurs. and Friday
4/24, 4/25
7,9,11 PM 150 Geology