While the star and creators of "Melancholy" are well known to members of TheLifeErotic.com, one of our sister sites in the MetArt Family of sites, this film marks their debut at SexArt. And what a stunning debut it is!
From the moment it starts, through each transition as the story unfolds, and as the sexual, emotional, and visual intensity builds, I am riveted to the screen. Truly, this is bravura filmmaking artfully scaled down to fit within a scant eight minutes of run time. It tells a richly nuanced story, complete with voice over narration, helpful subtitles, and powerful flashbacks. It is beautifully performed, shot, and edited. And it is absolutely one of the flat out hottest solo female productions I've ever experienced.
Don't, under any circumstances, let the film's title put you off. While it's true that a heartbreak sets the story in motion, the "Melancholy" of the title is a passing phase, a challenge to be dealt with. And Emily J deals with it in no uncertain terms! Now, I can tell you that this is, at the most basic level, a female masturbation movie. But it's the realism, the emotion, the electricity, the raw hunger of a woman alone that elevates this to such staggering erotic heights.
With such a beautiful and gifted performer to work with, the director/editor team of Paul and Ilona Black might have hung back and let their star work her magic. Instead they've employed a dazzling array of cinematic techniques to enhance and intensify the on-screen action — "Melancholy" is packed with images and effects that combine to create an erotic visual thrill-ride, with eye-popping surprises around every turn.
Physically, facially, emotionally, and erotically, Emily J is a wonder, a true star. And the concept, execution, and technique employed by Paul and Ilona Black is masterful. Engaging, moving, surprising, and profoundly satisfying, "Melancholy" is nothing less than a masterpiece of short form erotic movie making.