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About the film

An experimental erotic game. Starting naked, ending clothed & exhausted. Restrained by the simple rules of their game, they improvise. A love scene in reverse.

About Adorn


An experimental erotic game. A man and a woman face each other naked; by the end they are mostly clothed and utterly exhausted. What happens in between is unique and completely improvised by the performers themselves. Restrained by the rules of their game, there is laughing, teasing, fighting, fucking, fingering, kissing. A love scene in reverse.


Starring Sadie Lune and Parker Marx, who have such enormous chemistry — and such fun —  that you can hardly believe this is their first time together.


With music by acclaimed folk-pop songwriter Zoe Boekbinder.


Adorn is one of just a couple of Blue Artichoke Films that you can’t find on any other platform! We made it available just for our own special customers.


On our own site here, you can buy it in as a rental stream, a download, or as a 6-film package set with our other rental and download films!



Adorn has just become the first ever adult film to win the  Sex And Media Prize in the Netherlands. This prize is given by the national organization of sexologists to the one media creation that inspired the most positive change in public dialogue around sexuality. Read more about our award here.


Adorn is also proud to be the winner of CineKink/NY Film Festival’s 2019 “Best Dramatic Short Film” prize.


Dubbed “The X-Rated Sundance,” CineKink features a carefully-curated program of films and videos that celebrate and explore the wide diversity of sexuality, with offerings drawn from both Hollywood and beyond. Works presented by CineKink range from documentary to drama, camp comedy to artsy experimental, mildly spicy to quite explicit — and everything in between.


Adorn is an official selection of all these film festivals, and more:


  • CineKink/New York (WINNER)
  • NYC Downtown Short Film Festival (WINNER)
  • NVVS sexology Sex & Media Prize (WINNER)
  • Oslo Fusion International Film Festival
  • Cinedans International Dance Film Festival
  • Choreoscope Dance Film Festival
  • International Shorts Film Festival (FINALIST)
  • Los Angeles Underground Film Festival (SPECIAL MENTION)
  • Pornfilmfestival Berlin
  • London Porn Film Festival
  • Athens Porn Film Festival
  • Porn Film Festival Vienna
  • Hacker Porn Film Festival (Rome, Italy)
  • ZED Dance Film Festival (Bologna, Italy)


Stay tuned for more announcements!


Looking for a live Adorn screening? Check our Events page to see if we’re coming to your town soon.



“They drive each other completely crazy before he slides into her for the first time…I could swear I could feel both Sadie’s and Parker’s excitement. That even his erection felt like mine.”


— Journalist Eva Berghmans, De Standaard newspaper (Belgium)



“A lighthearted game based on one single rule: You may only touch your partner under or over clothing that you dress them in. This fully improvised erotic exploration brings them into a synchrony that feels like dancing. ”


— Cinedans Fest film festival, Amsterdam

Show Cast & Crew




Sadie Lune & Parker Marx


Director, producer, casting, 2nd camera

Jennifer Lyon Bell


Music by

Zoe Boekbinder


Director of photography, editor, sound recordist, color grading

Jonathan Massey


Gaffer, camera assistant, assistant director, continuity

Julia ter Horst


On-set sound mixer, production assistant

Yvette Luhrs


Costume design

Lotte van Nijverdal



Robin van der Linde


Postproduction sound design



Zoe D’Amaro

Behind the scenes


Still photography

Brand Berghouwer


Graphic design

Mark Bakker








“Seven Times”

“Van Song”

“The Grass Or The Ground”

“Make A Mess”


Written and performed by Zoe Boekbinder



Tech specs

Aspect ratio:

Widescreen (16:9), full color, true HD 1980×1020



30 minutes



Only a handful of very sexy and fun words spoken. Includes subtitles in English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Norwegian, Swedish, and Turkish.


Director Jennifer has known Sadie Lune for years. American-born Sadie is a well-known performance artist,  sex worker activist, and film director on the Berlin arts scene. Jennifer met Parker in the bar of the Moviemento cinema in Berlin, and knew right away she wanted to work with him — though she didn’t yet have a project in mind. When casting for Adorn, she had an instinct that Sadie and Parker would be great together. And boy, were they! Jennifer is secretly very proud of her casting abilities, and grateful to Parker and Sadie for embracing this experimental, improvisational movie idea.


More trivia

The gorgeous steampunk-ish Amsterdam location where Adorn was shot is also featured in the cult Netflix series Sense8. Sense8’s cast and crew –including producer Lana Wachowski — flew to Amsterdam to shoot multiple episodes in Amsterdam in Season 2. They happened to select the same “hidden” location as Adorn. The space is now called Mayer Manor, which hosts the organization Tenclub —  a salon-inspired cultural organization devoted to decadent events that pique curiosity.

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Adorn : Behind the scenes

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