"The best of the bunch, however,
was The Dildo Diaries. Directors Laura Barton and Judy Wilder take
a hilarious look at the recently overturned sodomy laws in Texas.
Combining interviews with everyone from columnist Molly Ivins to
former porn star Annie Sprinkle plus actual footage from the statehouse
floor debate on the subject, these two good ole girls have come
up with a side-spitting commentary on the ridiculousness of trying
to legislate personal behavior."
--Film Festival Today
"[This] version... is a fast-moving 63 minutes.
The film uncovers a chorus of objections to Texas sex laws, making
use of interviews with legislators, porn stars, the curator of the
Museum of Questionable Medical Devices in Minnesota, sex toy (oops,
I mean educational toy) shop owners, and vagina enthusiast Annie
Sprinkle... The film rarely strays far from its sense of the absurd,
but even in its frivolity, Dildo Diaries raises important issues
about the possible dangers of these laws..."
--- The Austin Chronicle, August 23, 2002
"Dildo Diaries This hilarious documentary shows just how backward
the law of the land is in Texas, as state where dildos are illegal
but concealed guns are not."
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"Whether you're a dildo neophyte
or a committed connoisseur, you'll find plenty to learn and laugh
about with Dildo Diaries."
-- Washington, D.C.'s Metro Weekly (Dildo Diaries was selected
as Critic's Pick by Metro Weekly)
"This witty, sexy doc looks at
the wacky world of our favorite piece of plastic, using the insanity
that is Texas as its starting point. Latexians of all sexes should
know that possessing five dildos there is okay, but getting caught
with six is a felony."
-- Bright Lights Film Journal
"In this very funny
60-minute documentary about the overt backwardness of the Lone Star
legislature, syndicated columnist Molly Ivins has a devilish time
mocking the prudish penal code and those infamous obscenity laws."
--Washington City Paper