Making artistic, creative erotic films that portray sexuality in an emotionally realistic way

ABOUT BLUE ARTICHOKE FILMS

Sex is a giant, beautiful, strange, messy, fascinating, fun and thrilling force of nature.

Our vision

Warm people are sexy.

We want to watch charming, warm people who are sexy on their own unique, natural way. So we carefully pick our actors and actresses to find that personal spark. We’re completely uninterested in cold mechanical fucking. Life’s too short to bother watching that!

Spontaneous real-life chemistry between people draws us in.

Sex is creative.

Spontaneous real-life chemistry between two people ends up being way more interesting and hot than any specific acts we could pre-choreograph ourselves. We give our actors and actresses lots of freedom to play around together and figure out how to do it just they way they like it. Often they do something we didn’t expect, and we think that’s spectacular.

Stories are in the sex.

In real life, you learn something about a person when you get sexually intimate with them. Maybe the power shifts between you, or maybe you open up more than you planned, or maybe you even see a new side to their personality. This is one reason why some porn can feel tedious — a lot is happening, yet nothing really happens. We try to bring out the story within sex scenes because that’s both realistic and fun to watch.

Women like watching fucking.

All our women friends have been watching porn on the sly (or not-so-sly) for years. Who came up with the idea that women don’t like porn? We just don’t like crappy porn that that misrepresents our anatomy, the kinds of things that get us off, or the kinds of beauty that appeal to us. Lots of sexfilms, like ours, appeal to people of all genders.

Feminism makes good porn.

Women are everywhere on our set: Directing the films, running the crew, and of course starring in front of the camera. Our team includes people of all genders, and we’ve decided we all want to make the world a better place together by creatively demonstrating that women have just as much right to their sexual fantasies and orgasms as men do. Feminist porn gives women a voice.

Rose petals are silly.

The modern women we know might occasionally enjoy watching romantic sex, but they also like seeing sex with no strings attached, or in the context of a completely different kind of relationship that’s not “knight-in-shining-armor”. Women don’t  always need rose petals. Pop culture is rife with messages for women that sex is only awesome once they’ve found True Love. Love is lovely, but we think that hot, meaningful sex can also happen between total strangers. It’s true that through our stories, we want to show all the fascinating emotions people feel when they have sex. But even a quick hookup with a stranger can be an intense and meaningful event if it’s good. We all like to see that.

Cinema and sex go together great.

Why should anyone have to choose between something genuinely fun to watch, and something hot? As long as our film’s story supports the sex scene, rather than distracting from it, we think it makes the sex scene a whole lot better.

We have lots of fun together. We only work with cast & crew who are genuinely jazzed to do a film with us.

Emotion’s in the face.

Reading the expression on someone else’s face during a seduction, and during sex itself, is fascinating. If you can see the back-and-forth between two people’s faces, the sex becomes a lot more emotionally realistic. We like to understand why exactly these particular people are getting it on — not just because they have nothing better to do!

We transcend labels.

We love watching hot people who don’t necessarily match up with our own labels and likes. ‘Straight’, ‘gay’, ‘vanilla,’ and ‘kinky’ are all pigeonholes that don’t even describe
us at all, much less what we want to watch on a given day. Sexuality is flexible, and that’s great.

Making films is fun.

We only work with people who are excited to do a film with us. We interview our actors and actresses very carefully in a multi-stage process, and we interview our crew members carefully too, to make sure they all fit together well. Our rehearsals, lunch breaks, and shooting hours are the envy of all our friends with “normal” jobs. So you can relax and know that we had as much fun making the film as you’re about to have watching it.

Sounds are the hottest part of sex.

That’s how we know when someone is really enjoying themselves — you can hear it in their voice. We’d never cover up sex sounds with music so you can’t enjoy them.

We love the people who love us.

The people who work on our filmsets tend to be warm, open people who “get” it. We’re a small growing international community doing our part to combat alienation and stagnation by generating erotic creativity, each in our own way. It’s nice to meet like-minded people.

 

 

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Our Casting Ethics

Real chemistry

We help each actor/actress find a perfect partner whom they like and are genuinely very attracted to. We want to help performers enjoy themselves.

 

Pleasure

They decide what sex acts they enjoy, and we build the scene around it.

 

Personal expression

We talk together about the story itself and whether they might like to express something personal through that story.

 

Safer sex

They decide what makes them feel sexiest and most comfortable, barriers or no. We think it’s all good.

 

Time to rest

Lots of shooting time means freedom to discuss ideas, take breaks, or maybe even improvise together.

 

Freedom

We make it clear that of course they can opt out at any time. We want everyone genuinely enthusiastic to be there.

Artistic Vision

Our vision:

 

We want to show that sex is a giant, beautiful, strange, messy, fascinating, fun and thrilling force of nature.  It doesn’t usually look that way in movies. By finding creative ways to show the true thrill of good sex, we want to give people the confidence to trust their own desires and to know that not only is nothing wrong with our sexual pleasure, it’s a force for unique self-expression and for connection with the rest of humanity.

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Stuff we like

Many of you have asked what other films you might enjoy while you’re waiting for our next Blue Artichoke Films movie to come out. Great question! So I sat down and made this little list of my #1 personal favorite filmmakers. Some of this stuff is more like ours in terms of story, others in terms of style. But all of them are ethically made, fun to watch, and very hot. They pass my personal test.

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