The time constraints imposed by the MetArt HD erotic movie format present both a challenge and an opportunity. Directors sometimes struggle to fill the short span of time, occasionally recycling footage shot over their shoulders during a still photo session. Others rely excessively on the prop closet in an effort to create visual interest. But the masters of this very specific type of film making know how to transfer the beauty of MetArt erotic still photography into the moving picture format in ways that are both surprising and satisfying.
In “Athena” the artist Koenart employs a stylish, painterly still photographer’s eye, and deftly combines it with a cinematographer’s sense of pace, atmosphere, and movement. The result is moody, evocative, engaging, and accomplished. There are moments here, still images — headshots, figure studies, explicit close-ups — that would shine in a MetArt gallery. And yet they are perfectly integrated in a smoothly flowing, seamless, lyrical visual continuum. The soundtrack was also particularly well chosen, contributing much to the flavor and pace of the production.
But Koenart, as gifted as he is, didn’t create “Athena” by himself! The artist is nothing without his muse, and here his subject, his star, is the film’s center, its subject, its reason for being. I was privileged to evaluate Diana G’s MetArt debut (also shot by Koenart) and she impressed me with her confidence, her beauty, and her lithe, limber physicality. Everything that moved me about Diana G back then is present and on display in “Athena.”
“Athena” is not flashy or theatrical. It’s quiet, moody, intriguing, and subtly involving. It is more than a collection of beautiful erotic images and it is far greater than a simple video tape of a lovely nude model. In so many ways “Athena” shows us just how beautiful a MetArt HD erotic movie can be. See it for yourself and please feel free to share your own reactions in the comments, below.