Dangerous Beauty is about the struggle’s women faced in the early modern/Renaissance period. The film follows the journey of Veronica Franco, an Italian poet and courtesan who lived in real life. The plot follows a similar line to many romantic dramas. Veronica Franco is attracted to a wealthy nobleman called Marco, but she is prevented from marriage by her poor social status. The plot periodically focuses on the romance, but Veronica’s journey as a courtesan is what makes this worth the watch. Veronica starts as an unimportant individual that seems destined for a life of pain. However, as her story progresses, she comes to exert influence over some of the most important decision makers in Venice.
Written by Robert Savage