Warning: I'm feeling a bit nostalgic, so this is rather long.As of August 2008, it's been nearly three and a half years since Ideepthroat.com was updated, and even longer since the posting of any material that wasn't rehashed from previous scenes. Let's reflect on this once-great website that quickly became an institution of internet pornography.
I still remember stumbling upon the work of Heather Harmon (a.k.a. Heather Brooke, thanks to a couple of misguided file-sharers) like it was yesterday. The year was 2000, and the now-legendary amateur star was relegated to a single, poorly-designed web page with two sample clips. One was labeled "deepthroat" and the other "cumshot". Wanting to get a good sense of what this website-in-progress touted, I clicked on the former.
A gorgeous, busty specimen appeared on my screen, enthusiastically sucking a cock, trading between slurps and moans. For the first ten seconds, it seemed like little more than an above-average blowjob clip. Then a voice from an unseen source whispers the command "deepthroat". The rock-hard penis instantly and effortlessly passes down the woman's throat, her nose and the man's stomach making impeccable contact.
I was floored. I instantly scoured the still-youthful internet, looking for more from this Heather girl, but to no avail; the scourge of dial-up and the lack of a reliable file-sharing service offered me nothing. I'd play that thirty-second clip over and over again and pray for an update. I watched the once-basic site blossom into a full-fledged, but unfortunately exclusive website. Sometimes I'd click on the "members only" tab and type in random names and passwords, hoping one of them might hit the mark.
Then came Kazaa and broadband.
The very first word I plugged into Kazaa's search engine was "Ideepthroat". The first result that popped up yielded the famous video that, for many, is as relevant as the birth of one's child. Titled "best blowjob ever", the now ubiquitous Heather strolls in with a dark blue bikini, asking her unseen husband what he's been doing. "Waiting for you", he answers. She drops to her knees, lets out her enormous (fake, but still enticing) breasts to breathe, and gets to work. The cum starts to shoot, at which she instantly takes the entire spewing cock DOWN HER THROAT. Cumming WHILE being deepthroated. My mind was blown. Soon to become a fan-favorite, this feat was to be repeated countless times, almost certainly at husband Jim's urging (seriously, blowing your load down a tight, wet throat?)
The range of this woman's work set a whole new ridiculous standard that the highest-paid porn stars of the day failed to heed. Effortless deepthroating and cum-eating. Anal. Role playing and dress-ups: nurse, business woman, schoolgirl, genie, you name it. And, adding to husband Jim's stature as the most envied man in the free world, threesomes, all involving women as enthusiastic and willing as Heather. One of the partakers in these sessions, Brooke, somehow had her name lost in the world of file-sharing labeling, and the moniker by which many people know Heather, Heather Brooke, became known.
Upon discovering the seedy underbelly of password-hacking, I realized my long-held dream of acquiring access to the member section of Ideepthroat around 2003. By then, file-hosting websites and bit torrent had started to make the rounds, and Heather's entire video collection was scattered around the internet. To have this collection at my disposal and readily await updates? I was a kid in a candy store. But the celebration was short lived.
Many felt that the Heather of 2003/2004 was not like the one they had grown to love. She had inexplicably added larger breast implants to her skinny frame and, even more stupefyingly, collagen injections. The deepthroating action was still all there, but the growing amount of time between updates left an uneasy feeling. Somewhere down the line, updates appeared in the video section touting "recut" editions of past scenes. Soon thereafter, every update was an unabashed repost. In March 2005, all updates seemingly ceased.
The question remains: whatever happened to Heather Harmon? Interviews are sparse; the once-committed Heather rarely, if ever, answers email anymore, even from her paying members. A Wikipedia entry erroneously states that as of 2006, Heather and Jim were expecting a child, putting their careers on hold. However, if you consulted a radio interview from 2002/2003 with the couple from the now-defunct eYada (freely available at the Ideepthroat website), you'll hear them state that they had two children at that point already, aged 2 and 3. Was this "child on the way" claim an error on their part or the interviewer's part? The eYada interview also, however, yielded Heather and Jim's uneasy assertion that the older the kids get, the harder it'll be to keep up their porn careers. Aside from divorce, drug addiction, or even an unreported death, this seems the most likely scenario for why Heather is missing in action.
Years after the end of our beloved deepthroat queen's reign, here's why, in the ever-expanding world of amateur websites and deepthroating, Heather Harmon remains untouchable:
1. The effortless deepthroating. You can go about it anyway you want: "Jim's penis isn't THAT long! It's thinner so it's easier!" etc. The point is, Heather's technique is nearly unmatched in terms of speed, obedience, and effectiveness. The word "deepthroat" has been trampled upon by far too many over-ambitious actresses and porn directors. Much of the "deepthroating" touted nowadays consist of half-erected penises being taken into the mouths, or heads being forced upon the fully-erect. Even the best deepthroat artists need advanced warning before taking a penis to the throat, and this is rarely without a mess of saliva and mascara. No one could respond as quickly and effortlessly to a command than Heather, while leaving as little of a mess as possible. It's really astonishing.
2. The swallow-while-deepthroating trick. Speaking of leaving no mess: there's almost NO ONE out there who can duplicate Heather's signature move. To be completely clear: the penis has to be completely down the performer's throat WHILE ejaculation occurs. Time and time again, I've waited for a certified deepthroat artist like Annette Schwarz or Belladonna to take a load directly into the stomach, but they've always relented and had the product go on their face or mouth. The only other time I've seen this successfully emulated is by Haley Wilde, but this was for one scene only, and it hasn't been done since by her. Perhaps it's the emphasis by directors on the money-shot that prevents this move from being showcased; more importantly, it's probably because no one can touch Heather on this one.
3. The enthusiasm. You want to solve the ever-persistent divorce rate? Watch Heather and Jim in action. The site of a gorgeous, bubbly woman directly looking into the camera, pleading for semen? She looks you in the eye, telling you exactly what she's going to do, in a voice that would surely make men spurt before the actual act takes place. I'm going to let you cum inside my ass. I'm going to give you head in this rubber and drink the cum. You've got four girls giving you head. I'm going to take your dick and balls in my mouth at the same time. It's not only hot, but it's sincere. Which, in turn, makes it more hot.
Eight years, hundreds of mpegs, and an infinite amount of masturbation sessions later, the reign of Heather Harmon continues. In deepthroating, in our minds, and in the image that we wish we could make our girlfriends and wives into.
Heather, if you read this. Please come back. We still need you.