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

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


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


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)

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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 »


[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.
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Inside look at the porn industry
4 August 2005 | by john-1769See all my reviews

My friend's Mom took us to see this because she thought we were getting the wrong idea about porn. (I think) WE were about 14 or 15 at the time and had only see playboy and penthouse. I don't think I have seen anything this disturbing since. I definitely thought more about what's going on behind the scenes but I also developed a much broader idea about what people did, wanted to do, or are forced to do in the realm of sex. I would recommend seeing this but not before you are at least 18 or have had some experience with sex, because I can still picture a woman's breasts tied into a purple tube with the distended bulb at the end being pinched and bitten. Fun for some but a little much for the young

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11 June 1982 (USA) See more »

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CAD400,000 (estimated)
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