David Hamilton's exploration of young, female sexuality transcends it's softcore beginnings and plays out in poetic, dream-like motion photography. The male characters are awful but the female characters seem to love each other far more than any man anyway. The original Manic Pixie Dream Girl, Bilitis, newly lovestruck by Lucas, destroys herself in the process of making the seemingly masochistic Melissa happy.
controversial photographer playing with the borders of pre adult eroticism. He is not alone in this case, Sally Mann or Bill Henson had some serious problems with justice as well. About Bilitis it is a pretty boring, voyeuristic, cheesy sentimental movie in the beautiful country side. Aesthetically it delivers just a few beautiful sequences in the bucolic romantical register.