nice coinage

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Feb 14 16:53:11 UTC 2005

At least I think it's a coinage, but I wouldn't be too surprised to
learn of antedates.  There are no prior hits for "Generation A.D.D."
on Nexis, while google is no help for an irrelevant reason.

The New York Times
February 11, 2005 Friday
HEADLINE: A Cautionary Tale Arguing for Freedom of Expression

  It was the image seen -- cheered and jeered, canonized and demonized
-- around the world. In 1972 Linda Lovelace, nee Linda Boreman, star
of the notorious hard-core movie ''Deep Throat,'' played the role
that would bequeath on her a tawdry and lasting celebrity. With a
single act of extreme fellatio, this dazed and often confused
23-year-old became a pinup for the party animal's sexual revolution
and, in time, a martyr in the crusade against pornography. But as is
clear from the lively, if maddeningly reductive documentary ''Inside
Deep Throat,'' Ms. Boreman was also little more than a pawn, an empty
vessel for opportunists from both sides of the pornography divide.

  Written and directed by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, who
produced the film with the Hollywood big shot Brian Grazer (''A
Beautiful Mind''), ''Inside Deep Throat'' is a ''slam, bam, thank
you, ma'am'' trifle of an entertainment. Strategically packaged for
Generation A.D.D., with rapid-fire editing, flash graphics and a
breathlessly upbeat vibe, the documentary fuses a melange of
stag-loop snippets, educational-film guffaws and television news
reports with a hit parade of talking heads. Among the notables
delivering generally less-than-considered opinions are hipster
antiques like Norman Mailer, Hugh Hefner, Xaviera Hollander and Dick
Cavett, who claims never to have seen ''Deep Throat.'' The most
entertaining? The Cosmo senior Helen Gurley Brown, who happily
volunteers that ejaculate is good for the complexion.

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