Whenever Metart‘s collection of HD erotic movies is mentioned — either on this blog or in member comments — controversy is quick to follow. Some members object to the so-called “behind the scenes” movies (filmed over the photographer’s shoulder during a still shoot). Others mention the lack of action, or plot, or explicit imagery, or a general lack of creativity and inspiration on the part of the filmmaker.
Metart‘s creative team is well aware of the challenges the format presents. They’ve issued new standards to the directors of their films, strongly discouraging behind the scenes style productions. Although I have been less than impressed by some of the Metart films I’ve viewed, I still think the genre — short, stylish, narrative-free, soft-core erotica — has real potential. And I’ve critiqued several films that were of remarkable quality, genuine works of erotic art. I’ve just added “Calathe” to my personal favorites list — if you’ve been disappointed by Metart‘s films in the past, this one is going to make you a believer.
Director Flora is quickly distinguishing herself as a master of the Metart short film formula. The concept, art direction, cinematography, editing, and thoughtful style she employs in “Calathe” are very much in the Metart mold, but she also explores the boundaries of the genre. How explicit is too explicit for Metart? Flora — and her beautiful, shapely, and uninhibited star, Gillian B — address that question by pushing the limits of the soft-core genre. In the process they break through some barriers, and they do it beautifully and with maximum impact.
Gillian B, wearing a bright green lingerie ensemble and red heels sits on a couch in a room decorated in a retro-mod style. From the beginning she radiates a warm, playful, seductive attitude. It’s not at all forced, and it’s completely engaging. She reveals her breasts with a flourish, and, in a tightly framed portrait of perfection, teases her nipples.
Throughout the film Flora periodically cuts to black, creating a visual pause, then returning to the scene. And as that scene progresses, and Gillian removes her panties, those pauses allow the viewer to catch his breath — this is a hot, explicit, and highly erotic film!
Gillian, a sly smile never far from her luscious lips, tiptoes — or should I say “tipfingers”? — right up to the edge of outright masturbation. She strokes the soft skin surrounding her sex, then she pets, strokes, and plays her hands seductively across the open, pouting, glistening petals of her femininity.
Moving from the sofa, on her knees, legs spread, back to the camera, Gillian B continues her eye-opening/eye-pleasing display. The explicit detail is a torrid treat, Gillian’s performance an enticing, pulse-elevating exercise in seduction. With “Calathe,” Flora and her glorious star set a new standard for Metart short film excellence, and they do it with skill, finesse, beauty, sensuality and by breaking barriers, beautifully.