Forever wishing that all movies had longer and better sex scenes, Harvard graduate Jennifer Lyon Bell decided to mix arthouse cinema with hot explicit sex in her own work. With Blue Artichoke Films (Amsterdam), she creates erotic fiction films and documentaries that illuminate the riveting, intimate, and sometimes delightfully awkward side of sex. Her films win international awards at both porn festivals and art-film festivals, and have screened in venues from a Dutch LadyFest squat to the London Institute of Contemporary Arts. Blue Artichoke Films is proud to make artistic, unusual erotic films that portray sexuality in an emotionally realistic way.
Directed by Jennifer Lyon Bell, this award-winning explicit erotic trilogy intertwines three short stories about the carnal power of what we wear. Fun, bittersweet, surprising, and intimate, the stories may or may not be connected. It’s up to you to decide. In “Silver Shoes: Undressed,” AnnaBelle Lee discovers that her delicate friend (Liandra Dahl) is […]Tags: AnnaBelle Lee, Blue Artichoke Films, hetero, Heterosexual, Jennifer Lyon Bell, and straight. Performers: AnnaBelle Lee, Joost Smoss, and Liandra Dahl.
A surprisingly intimate portrait of sex, accomplished without any explicit imagery. Originally inspired by the 1963 Andy Warhol film “Blowjob,” the erotic documentary “Headshot” portrays an intense, shared sexual encounter in which we see only one participant, a leather-jacketed (and, in our version, eventually naked) young man. (First-time actor Chris Brinkhof). As in Warhol´s film, […]Tags: Blue Artichoke Films, Jennifer Lyon Bell, and Warhol. Performers: Chris Brinkhof and Katinka de Vries.
Real-life young couple Wim and Floor spend an afternoon in the sunwashed rooms of a crumbling home in Belgium. This artistic erotic documentary by Blue Artichoke Films is edited in nearly real-time. In the slowness, we feel the build, the sweetness, and sexiness. Forget about finger-snapping fast editing. Slow is where it’s at. Directed by Jennifer […]Tags: Blue Artichoke Films, fingering, gauges, Heterosexual, Jennifer Lyon Bell, kissing, making out, Music, penetrative sex, real-life, riding, Skin.Like.Sun., slow, and touching. Performers: Floor and Wim. Non-Public Tags: couple, Des Jours Plus Belles Que La Nuit, ethical porn, Feminist Porn, hetero, sex, straight, straight couple, and straight porn.
Stage actors Mariah and Daniel play lovers every night, but their onstage romance lacks spark. One slow afternoon, they discover that today’s matinée performance will make or break both their careers. Daniel wants to make big changes, and Mariah starts to wonder: are Daniel’s suggestions reasonable? Or has he lost track of the boundary between […]Tags: Blue Artichoke Films and Jennifer Lyon Bell. Performers: Alicia Whitsover and Steven McAlistair.