After a life-couple's drama of mutual discovery lets up a little, after they get to know each other's masks and learn to accommodate each other's inconsistencies, after the fantasy of the double fantasy is accepted for the tantalizing reach-out-but-don't-grasp ideal it is, they are ready (on occasion) to confront sex itself - at a level more eloquent and raunchy (and unencumbered) than any zipless fuck is likely to provide. As model and inspiration, in its form as well as its content, pornography helps us think about the shifting syntheses of intimacy and performance a deep sexual commitment involves.

- Robert Christgau, Village Voice