Danielle plays a college student struggling with her Music History course, which is one she needs in order to graduate. Seeking the help of a tutor, he comes up with an unorthodox method of motivating the cute but nerdy brunette. She is given a practice exam, and for every wrong answer, Danielle must remove a piece of clothing. What will happen when she doesn’t fare too well!
The format of this video has her character interacting directly toward the camera, opposite a silent protagonist who does not appear on screen, except for a few places reaching across toward her. I use this term, because any person who comes up with a creative game to get Danielle out of her clothes must be a hero. The reason I did not put myself on camera is because for the story, I wanted the illusion of another college guy who she is studying with. I felt I would come off more as a professor, rather than one of Danielle’s peers, which is also why I did not voice the part either.
This idea borrows from how I worked the beginning of The Date, where Danielle plays to some lucky fellow off screen, allowing the viewer to project themselves into that role. However, I also think the dialogue reminds me a little of Holiday Hotline, since it is essentially a one-sided conversation, with some lines echoed to maintain the thread of the narrative. This is not without its challenges, but it was worth it to have Danielle engaged in the story, instead of a strictly solo production.
For those who enjoy a gradual removal of clothing, this one will deliver in that department. At least, more so than some of the videos from last year. Once again, the tradeoff is that Danielle’s nudity does not come until the second half. I hope it is worth the wait! I actually liked the back and forth banter between the characters, and building through the slow reveal. This has some of her best improvisation.
As mentioned previously, a central stylistic point is putting Danielle in glasses. She looks adorable in my estimation, and between takes when she raised them to her forehead, the glasses had the cutest habit of falling back on her nose. Visually, the room we used certainly had a lot of brown color, from the walls to the sofa seats. If one considers such artistic palettes, it gives the overall production a warm sepia tone.
Music plays an important part of this story, naturally, and Peanuth O’Toole does not disappoint. His main piano theme is bluntly called Beethoven! This is the subject of the music test. Because the question and answer contest (with her clothing on the line) has a game-show feel to it, there is a variation with a twist using a familiar melody. Peanuth also provided different selections of orchestral instruments and themes, which were worked in between moments here and there, sometimes quite clever.
The full video runs approximately 17 minutes and is available in 2 parts at my clips4sale store.