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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 ... Herself, Stripper 'Fonda Peters'
Bonnie Sherr Klein Bonnie Sherr Klein ... Herself (as Bonnie Klein)
Suze Randall Suze Randall ... Herself, Photographer
Kate Millett Kate Millett ... Herself, Writter / Artist
David S. Wells David S. Wells ... Himself, Editor / Publisher
Marc Stevens Marc Stevens ... Himself, Porn Actor
Ron Martin Ron Martin ... Himself - Producer
Richard Snowdon Richard Snowdon ... Himself, Member of Men Against Male Violence
Patrice Lucas Patrice Lucas ... Herself, Sex Show Performer
Rick Lucas Rick Lucas ... Himself, Sex Show Performer
Robin Morgan Robin Morgan ... Herself, Poet / Writer
Kenneth Pitchford Kenneth Pitchford ... Himself
Susan Griffin Susan Griffin ... Herself, Author of 'Pornography and Silence'
Edward Donnerstein Edward Donnerstein ... Himself, Research Psychologist (as Dr. Ed Donnerstein)
Kathleen Barry Kathleen Barry ... Herself, 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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11 June 1982 (USA) See more »

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Not a Love Story: A Motion Picture About Pornography See more »


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CAD 400,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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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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Alternate Versions

In the explicit nude photoshoot of Linda Lee Tracey, the video release has her crotch area fuzzed out. See more »


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I have never seen anything like it, but it was very good.
19 June 2000 | by Burt-11See 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.

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