Canada on Screen

Not a Love Story: A Film About Pornography

Bonnie Sherr KleinCanada69 minutes1981PGColourEnglish

Oct 18
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Bonnie Sherr Klein's tough-minded interrogation of the 1980s pornography boom gives space to representatives from both sides of the debate — from feminist thinkers such as Margaret Atwood to pro-porn advocates such as poet, performance artist and stripper Lindalee Tracey — even as it refuses to conceal the filmmaker's shock and even horror at what she witnesses in her descent into the "adult entertainment" industry.

L'enquête sans concession menée par Bonnie Sherr Klein sur le boom de la pornographie durant les années 1980 donne la parole aux deux clans : d'une part, les féministes comme Margaret Atwood, et d'autre, les défenseurs de la porno comme l'artiste et stripteaseuse Lindalee Tracey. Un film qui refuse de dissimuler le choc — voire l'horreur — ressenti par la réalisatrice tandis qu'elle plonge dans les secrets de l'industrie du " divertissement pour adultes ".