Last week, when I critiqued the MetArt movie “Spielen,” I ended my post with a question for MetArt members: What is your favorite MetArt movie?
This week I will answer my own question: As of today, mere moments after watching it, my favorite MetArt movie is “Shakti,” starring Kelly F. From the very first frame to the very last, Alex Iskan‘s production had my full and undivided attention. “Shakti” is an inventive, entertaining, entrancing, and extremely erotic work of motion picture art.
This is no simple record of a photo shoot. One of the many beauties of this movie is that it is a fully realized story. It has a beginning, a middle and an end. It is a simple story, to be sure, but it is artfully told. The camerawork is exemplary. The editing is fluid and effective — and it’s particularly effective when it is deliberately choppy, as it is at the 7:30 and 7:40 marks, for example. And I’d be remiss if I failed to mention the soundtrack. The music — which changes, dramatically, several times — underscores and enhances the onscreen action perfectly. Indeed, the various songs help divide and define the “acts” of the movie.
Kelly F. delivers a riveting performance. She is playful, seductive, sweet, sensuous, and she is an absolutely wicked tease. She is also completely uninhibited. While there’s no questioning the artistry of the visual style here, this is an extremely explicit, graphic, and overtly sexual presentation.
If you haven’t yet had the pleasure, I urge you to watch “Shakti” at your earliest convenience. And once you’ve seen it, I’ll repeat my question: What is your favorite MetArt movie?
I have a strong suspicion I can guess your answer!