Intimacy is a wonderful series that poses a crime of the 21st century: the non-consensual dissemination of videos with sexual content that, naturally, only pursue the sinking of its protagonists, a dissemination that reaches unimaginable heights through social networks and those artifacts fantastic and cruel that mobile phones are. A modern technology that apparently enhances the inquisitor that we all have inside.
A deputy mayor of Bilbao (Itziar Ortuño) and a factory worker in the same city (Verónica Echegui) are the victims. In the first case, the goal is political: to finish off whoever aspires to the mayor’s office with some annoying approaches for the oligarchs. In the second, the spite of a rejected lover. Eight episodes on Netflix in which, on occasion, a certain capacity for synthesis is longed for, even though what is proposed has a very interesting component of social denunciation: pointing out the hypocrisy of those who cover up personal interests or grudges under the mantle of an alleged and impeccable morals. And it is precisely for the sake of that pretended morality that long nonsense in voiceovers are unnecessary, because they are repetitive. Images and dialogue are enough to narrate the plot, or they should be. The rest is literature.
Created by Laura Sarmiento and Verónica Fernández, Intimacy also skilfully shows a nearby city and landscapes that become co-stars of the plot. Also note a desire to show the ins and outs of a political party that has been ruling the city for decades, with a wonderful Emma Suárez cutting cod in the shadows and trying to stifle the maneuvers of the most upstarts. A staunch defense of privacy, that is, of personal dignity.
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