When a beautiful young woman dances suggestively next to a post it can’t help but suggest a modern pole dance, even if the pole in question supports an antique style gas lamp. And that’s how “Dinamico” begins. Wearing strappy, high heeled sandals and a figure-hugging red dress, Natalia A. proceeds to tease and tempt the camera with some particularly seductive dance moves.
If one has a sense of déjà vu while watching this MetArt erotic movie it’s not some psychological mystery or anomaly — we have been here before, and I even wrote a critique of the experience. That movie featured a different model, however, and it was shot at night, giving it an entirely different feel.
“Dinamico” was shot using natural light, on a somewhat gray and overcast day, and this robs it of some of the drama and atmosphere of the nighttime production. Leonardo employs a much more dynamic and varied style of camerawork here, and the results are mixed. Some may find the sometimes radical tilting of the compositions, and the frequent changes in angle unsettling. And there are times when the backlighting throws the model’s face and body into shadow.
The action then moves to a flight of shallow stairs, still outside, but away from the lamppost. Here the pinkish floor tiles, red dress, Natalia’s red hair, and the bricks of the structure in the background bias the entire frame a bit too far into the red range for my tastes, but the model makes up for it by turning up the heat with additional tease and some eye-opening posing, providing extremely intimate views in the process. Take a look at the sequence beginning at the 4:50 mark and all will be revealed.