MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 528 this week

Not a Love Story: A Film About Pornography (1981)

5.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.6/10 from 172 users  
Reviews: 11 user | 6 critic

Documentary about the pornography industry and the apparent violent anti-woman slant much of it takes.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 163 titles
created 23 Jul 2011
 
a list of 57 titles
created 20 Nov 2012
 
a list of 27 titles
created 20 Jan 2013
 
a list of 68 titles
created 13 Nov 2013
 
a list of 1588 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Not a Love Story: A Film About Pornography (1981)

Not a Love Story: A Film About Pornography (1981) on IMDb 5.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Not a Love Story: A Film About Pornography.
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

"Liberty in Restraint" is a look at freedom of expression and the daring to follow one's visions, this documentary follows fetish photographer, Noel Graydon, in his quest for authenticity, ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Ney
Stars: Noel Graydon
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

While looking for a stolen diamond necklace,the private investigator Bob Martin uncovers a smart serial killer.

Director: Harald Philipp
Stars: Dean Reed, Fabio Testi, Ini Assmann
Drama | Thriller | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Sister Cristina (Florinda Bolkan) plays a nun who takes the teenage girls in her care to a remote house where they rehearse A Midsummer Night's Dream. Three thugs show up, brutally raping ... See full summary »

Director: Franco Prosperi
Stars: Florinda Bolkan, Ray Lovelock, Flavio Andreini
Wicked City (1992)
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Taki is assigned to go after Daishu, a businessman who is suspected by the police to be selling the drug "happiness", a drug from the Rapter's world that causes people to "evaporate" if ... See full summary »

Director: Tai Kit Mak
Stars: Leon Lai, Michelle Reis, Jacky Cheung
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

The Wolfman, Dracula and Frankenstein spy on a girls' school in the mountains, where most of the girls spend their time sunbathing in the nude, nude exercises and nude art classes. The ... See full summary »

Directors: Lee Frost, Wes Bishop
Stars: Bob Cresse, Laine Carlin, Leticia Cooper
The Possessed (1975)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A young girl becomes possessed by a woman from a witches cult, who seeks vengeance, terror, and confusion around her family and the town folks.

Director: Amando de Ossorio
Stars: Julián Mateos, Marián Salgado, Fernando Sancho
Bled (2009)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

After trying a mysterious drug, young artist Sai enters a dreamlike space and develops a thirst for blood. As Sai's cravings grow, she unwittingly attracts a dimensional vampire trying to cross over into the real world.

Director: Christopher Hutson
Stars: Sarah Farooqui, Chris Ivan Cevic, Alex Petrovitch
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A young girl has been collecting "penis prints" since high school, and is determined to amass 100 prints before her arranged marriage comes up in a month. She manages to collect 99 prints, ... See full summary »

Director: Kôyû Ohara
Stars: Junko Asahina, Kazuhiko Ishida, Yumi Hayakawa
Judy (1970)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A depraved sex killer preys on women of ill repute in the red light district area of Boston, Massachusetts. Hard-nosed maverick private detective Gunner Sloan gets hired by the wealthy ... See full summary »

Directors: David W. Hanson, George Meadows
Stars: Dave Haller, Sandy O'Hara, Garry Achzieger
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A troubled young girl goes to confession at the local church. Unfortunately, the sexually frustrated priest she confesses to becomes obsessed with her. At first, the priest stalks the girl,... See full summary »

Director: Pete Walker
Stars: Anthony Sharp, Susan Penhaligon, Stephanie Beacham
Crime | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A serial rapist/murderer with a leg fetish notices a pretty female police officer at a shootout, and stalks her and her family to be his next victims.

Director: Kai-Ming Lai
Stars: Jade Leung, Mark Cheng, Michael Tse
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The patriarch of a wealthy family fears that he will show up one day in vampire form. Should this happen, he warns his family not to let him back in his house, no matter how much he begs them.

Director: Giorgio Ferroni
Stars: Gianni Garko, Agostina Belli, Roberto Maldera
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Linda Lee Tracey ...
Herself, Stripper 'Fonda Peters'
Bonnie Sherr Klein ...
Herself (as Bonnie Klein)
Suze Randall ...
Herself, Photographer
Kate Millett ...
Herself, Writter / Artist
David S. Wells ...
Himself, Editor / Publisher
Marc Stevens ...
Himself, Porn Actor
Ron Martin ...
Herself, Producer
Richard Snowdon ...
Himself, Member of Men Against Male Violence
Patrice Lucas ...
Herself, Sex Show Performer
Rick Lucas ...
Himself, Sex Show Performer
Robin Morgan ...
Herself, Poet / Writer
Kenneth Pitchford ...
Herself, Poet / Writer
Susan Griffin ...
Herself, Author of 'Pornography and Silence'
Edward Donnerstein ...
Himself, Research Psychologist (as Dr. Ed Donnerstein)
Kathleen Barry ...
Herself, Poet / Writer
Edit

Storyline

This documentary is an examination of the pornography industry such as in strip shows, sex shows, film and magazines. Furthermore, the film explores how a large portion of it takes a denigrating view of women, leading up to depictions of sexual violence for titillation. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 June 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Not a Love Story: A Motion Picture About Pornography  »

Box Office

Budget:

CAD 400,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Linda Lee Tracey felt she was portrayed inaccurately in the film. She viewed her work as a stripper as a positive, liberating pursuit. Her anger inspired her to begin her own career as a documentary producer and reporter. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Susan Griffin: "Hustler" magazine, which is a pornographic magazine, had a Valentine's Day issue in February. There's a glossy red cover, and there's a woman on the cover and she's wearing chains. She's semi-nude of course, she wearing chains and one of those collars around her neck, and she has glasses in the shapes of hearts. Pornography reveals itself, its real purpose, you know, there you have the heart imprisoned, the heart on its knees, you know, and if necessary the heart rendered silent.
See more »

Connections

References The Angry Dragon (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Piece of My Heart
Written by Bert Berns (as Bert Berns) and Jerry Ragovoy
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

I have never seen anything like it, but it was very good.
19 June 2000 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Well this was my first time seeing anything like this. And it was very good. For this film shows what the porno industry is really all about. I saw it at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia as part of a 'lecture series'. After viewing it there was a time for discussion which made it even better.


7 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?