Alis Locanta, in collaboration with scenarist Alan Russell, utilizes the circular, rhythmic flow of the seasons as a central thematic, structural, and technical component in this, the first installment of four-part feature series “Waltz with Me.” The film stars Alexis Brill and Franck Franco, and as it begins they meet in the middle of an airy loft apartment where “Waltz with Me Chapter 1 – Autumn,” and the three subsequent episodes all take place. Locanta has a long history with both his stars – he directed each of their Sexart debuts, Brill in “Angel,” and Franco in “Turning Point.” Both have since established themselves as versatile, appealing, and confident performers, and “Waltz with Me Chapter 1 – Autumn,” provides a fine showcase for their talents.
Brill and Franco are entirely convincing as a young couple, very much in love, beginning an important and exciting phase of their lives together – there is joy and sincerity in the way the work and play together, and there is tenderness and passion when the make love. That lovemaking takes place on a bed in the center of the space, and Locanta’s agile camera, ever on the move, circles the duo as they explore and experience each other – an all-seeing moon orbiting a flaring sun of eroticism. The action has a natural, spontaneous flow: Brill enhances a blowjob with much loving eye-contact, she then straddles Franck and rides him, a gorgeous cowgirl, tall in the saddle. After a position change, Franck pauses to eat a particularly responsive Alexis, and they reach a splashy finish after screwing in the spoon position.
“Waltz with Me Chapter 1 – Autumn” begins the series with a beautiful bang…and there are still three seasons to look forward to.