Goodbye Gauley Mountain: An Ecosexual Love Story
  • Year2013
  • Duration70 min

It's a practice as destructive as it sounds: Mountain Top Removal has to date decimated 500 mountains in the Appalachian Mountains, blowing the tops off mountains and pushing them into the rivers and valleys below. Ecosexuals Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle return to Stephen’s West Virginia homeland to visit those devastated by the practice, and heartbroken over its effect on the land that they cherish. Stephen’s family have mined coal since the 16th century, but now stand by helpless as MTR destroys their community. As leaders of the ecosexual movement, Stephens and Sprinkle consider nature as lover – espousing the eroticism of the natural world, cuddling up to tomatoes and conducting wedding ceremonies with the mountains. Their vows are ones that they hope will spread well beyond their small numbers – promising to speak up, act out and raise hell about MTR, whilst making the environmental movement a little more fun and sexy at the same time.

Carol Nahra

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  • Director(s): Beth Stephens, Annie Sprinkle
  • Producer(s): Annie Sprinkle, Jordan Freeman, Xandra Coe, Beth Stephens
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • Format: Video HDCAM
  • Premiere status: World Premiere
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Beth Stephens
Sound Designer(s):
David B. Steinberg
Joan Jeanrenaud
Associate Producer(s):
Paul Corbit Brown
Keith Wilson
Jordan Freeman
Executive Producer(s):
Beth Stephens
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Beth Stephens
Job Title
Pollination Productions
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