More than forty years after Deep Throat inspired a sexual revolution, questions about the ethics of pornography and its impact on society are still being asked. Kristin Battista-Frazee was only four years old when her stockbroker father, Anthony Battista, was indicted by the US government for distributing the now famous porn film. The stress drove her mother, Frances Battista, to worry endlessly that her husband might be thrown in jail. She became so depressed that she attempted suicide.
Kristin survived this family trauma to live a surprisingly normal life. But instead of leaving the past behind her, she developed a burning curiosity to understand her family’s history. Why did the US government prosecute this case so vehemently? And why did her father get involved in distributing this notorious porn film in the first place?
The Pornographer’s Daughter is an insider’s account of the events that made Deep Throat and pornography so popular, and a memoir of coming of age against the backdrop of the pornography business.
Kristin Battista-Frazee is the author of The Pornographer’s Daughter and a marketing and communications professional. Kristin is also a contributor to The Daily Beast and has published many articles about the adult industry and the controversy surrounding pornography. She lives in the suburbs of Washington, DC with her husband and daughter, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Florida State University and a Master of Science in Social Work Degree from Columbia University.