Luna – Just the Beginning
Released: July 31, 2013
No matter the venue — concert hall, playhouse, or cinema — a solo performance presents its own unique challenges. Alone in the spotlight, with no costars to interact with, the soloist must capture and hold the audience’s attention and withstand its unblinking scrutiny. We expect seasoned, experienced performers to craft polished solo performances, but when a newcomer delivers one — without support or accompaniment — it’s even more impressive. And so it is with Alis Locanta’s “Just the Beginning.” The film’s star, dark-eyed Italian beauty Luna, presents a layered, complex, yet spontaneous and naturalistic performance as a young woman exploring her own orgasmic sexuality. And the explosive erotic force of Luna’s performance is all the more notable when one learns that this is her very first erotic movie appearance anywhere. Intense, emotional, tender, feverish, intimate, honest, and incendiary, “Just the Beginning” is a truly impressive debut and a thrilling example of the art and power of female autoeroticism.