Videos We ❤ Volume 9: Gorgeous Film Making

Pornography is not renowned for its cinematography. It’s true, you don’t think of Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, and Steven Spielberg along the likes of Gerard Damiano or Bob Guccione. But despite the low-budget and simplified approach that many studios take to pornography, there are plenty of artistically filmed scenes spanning multiple genres.

Here are eight of my favorite scenes with great cinematography.

Pornographic Love was an alt-porn project from 2011-2014 run by lovers Lilyanne and Max. This is a shining example of the couple’s sensuality and filmmaking talent. What makes their work more impressive is that the videos were filmed by the couple themselves using stationary camera rigs and software cuts. The result is a delightful vision of raw sexuality that doubles as arthaus film and high-brow pornography.

“Wake With Me” is an award winning film from Nubile Films that pits Malena Morgan and Elle Alexandria in one of the most sensuous and delectable girl-girl scenes ever produced. The chemistry between these lovers is matched by the deliberate and enticing camerawork in this minimalist tribute to feminine orgasm.

Straight from the mind of neo-porn artist Greg Lansky comes “My Friend’s Daughter” from the film Natural Beauties. This scene earned the 2017 AVN Award for Best Boy/Girl Sex Scene and served as Oregon State’s “Library Girl” Kendra Sunderland’s first pornographic scene. Sundreland’s iconic performance is enhanced by Lansky’s frame-by-frame storytelling.

Foreground elements, expert framing, and dramatic lighting combine to make “Friends With Benefits” one of the finest girl/girl scenes that has produced. Five years after publication it remains the second highest rated girl/girl film at Babes. Two of the most decorated adult film stars, Kayden Kross and Stoya explore each other’s bodies with glee. What’s not to like?

“Girl’s Day Out” is the hallmark scene of Greg Lansky’s Young & Beautiful Vol. 3. Easily the porniest of Lansky’s Vixen scenes to date, the artist balances sexy with classy cinematography and a great setting. Drone shots abound with boats, beaches and helicopters opening the scene like an action movie. Once the film heats up, watch for symmetry and sliding pan shots that add sensuality to this five-way orgy! It doesn’t hurt to have August Ames, Abella Danger and Riley Reid together with Mick Blue and Jean Val Jean. It’s the best dream team since Michael Jordan.

Want something kinky? Look no further than Adria Rae’s scene with Tommy Pistol from Schoolgirls Like it Hard. BDSM is the theme, and director Paul Woodcrest gets crafty by blending kinky sex and architecture into his shots. Excellent lighting, wardrobe and composition combine with Rae’s intense performance making this a memorable scene.

Madison Ivy and Johnny Castle share the screen in the highest rated and second most viewed scene in history. 2012’s “Kitchen Fun” is an ode to romance. Sensuous movements, a narrow depth-of-field and tantalizing cuts put this on par with a Hollywood love scene.


Patrick Parker is a an adult film reviewer and writer with an interest in ethical, artistic and glamcore porn. You can follow me on twitter @ArtfulPorn and read my writing at