I’ve sung the praises of both stars of this MetArt HD erotic movie previously. Although I’ve only critiqued one Edwige A gallery, I was extremely impressed with what I saw. I’ve had far more experience with Mia Sollis — I reviewed her MetArt debut, two subsequent pictorials, as well as a pair of erotic movies (read my enthusiastic comments about those films here and here). Now I get to see them in a movie, together — an enticing prospect.
“Lillies,” directed by Luca Helios, is a behind-the-scenes movie, not in the documentary/cinéma vérité sense, but due to the fact that it was shot at the same time the models were posing for still photos. The flashing light of director/still photographer’s strobe is visible intermittently during the film, and an assistant is manning the camcorder. This uncredited videographer does deserve mention — he or she has a very smooth, fluid style that adds visual interest that’s far more enjoyable than the over-the-still-photographer’s-shoulder or static camera approach used in other such movies.
The two leading ladies aren’t the only pretty components of “Lillies,” either. The location itself is beautiful and provides a variety of settings in which to shoot. There’s a flowing river in which to wade and splash, a cozy little nook backed by head-high grasses to pose and play in, a spreading tree near the water is also utilized, and nearby there’s an abandoned structure that ads a bit of mystery and additional opportunities. The film cuts randomly between these varied settings capturing the models together and individually.
The interaction of the models during their “scenes” together is a highlight of this production. In a still gallery the playful interaction between the models would be largely absent — here we see them laughing, joking, and playing with each other as well as the director, off-camera. The solo segments are also enjoyable, and provide the most explicit imagery in the film. While Helios and the camera operator make some effort to shoot around it, we’re also provided with views of Mia’s somewhat shocking upper-back tattoo, a shoulder-to-shoulder-wide image of a copulating couple in the style of the Kama Sutra. It’s the first time I’ve seen it, and I expect we’ll be hearing more about it in the future.