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"Almost immediately after the [Festival of Festivals] showing, the Canadian press responded with an enormous number of varied, yet mostly negative reviews of [Not a Love Story: A Film about Pornography]. While Studio D and the NFB had anticipated some of this response, the intense, relentless media attention proved to be a lot more than they bargained for. Despite their careful and detailed planning, nothing could have prepared the NFB workers for Jay Scott's scathing criticisms in [the Globe and Mail]. Scott had attended a private screening for the media five days prior to the official launch. His notorious review of September 7th, titled 'Not A Love Story: A Sleezy Peek at Women and Porn', set the tenor for the huge media debate that would follow [Not a Love Story] in the next two years as it travelled across Canada, the U.S., and around the world."
-- Elizabeth Susan Anderson


Source:
Anderson, Elizabeth Susan. "Clashing Identity Stories: Reception and Distribution of 'Not A Love Story'." In "Pirating Feminisms: Film and the Production of Post-War Canadian National Identity." PhD diss., University of Minnesota, 1996. (p. 190)