"Not a Love Story exhibits, in remarkable variety, the images of brutal and sadistic pornography that have become powerful elements in popular culture. It doesn't stop, as the filmmakers must have been tempted to do, with discussion of the elements of pornography—it puts the pornography right on the screen, so that the audience knows the film is not about pretty pictures in Playboy or obscenities in Margaret Laurence novels."
-- Robert Fulford
Fulford, Robert [Marshall Delaney, pseud.]. "Hard-core dilemma: In a new NFB film two women graphically point up the problem liberals face in dealing with pornography." Review of Not a Love Story: A Film about Pornography. Saturday Night, November 1981. (p. 79)