“365 DNI” Netflix’s Version of “50 Shades of Grey”

“365 DNI” (365 Days) has been trending since its release on June 7—sitting at the #6 spot on Netflix’s Top 10 films. Is it worth the watch? Definitely. It is similar to the erotic drama trilogy, “50 Shades of Grey,” but with an entirely different spin.

Laura (Anna Maria Sieklucka) is a Polish woman celebrating her 29th birthday in Sicily with her negligent boyfriend and a few friends. During her time there, she is kidnapped by Massimo (Michele Morrone), a Sicilian mafia boss, who happens to be obsessed with her. He gives Laura 365 days to fall in love with him, all while she’s trapped in his beautiful, enormous Sicilian Villa—major “Beauty and the Beast” vibes. She tries to escape, but eventually understands that it’s impossible to do so. Instead, she teases the heck out of Massimo as a form of revenge. Being the alpha male that he is, he forcefully (and sensually) pins her down, or chokes her whenever she is “disobedient.”

Once she sexually surrenders herself to him, we see a whole lot of authentic-looking, intimate, sex scenes. Like “50 Shades of Grey,” there are steamy BDSM scenes, some of which last a couple of minutes. Honestly, I was living for these steamy, wet, super erotic scenes just because they looked real AF, without being a full-blown porno.

Reasons to watch:

·      Sex scenes are the BOMB.

·      Anna Maria Sieklucka is badass, absolutely beautiful, and an amazing actress.

·      Michele Morrone is sexy, tanned, and ripped (also, he looks good in bed…)

 Reasons not to watch:

·      The film has been slammed for its “glamorization of Stockholm Syndrome.”

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