Goodbye Gauley Mountain
Directed by Annie Sprinkle, Beth Stephens
Protest and sexuality come together in Goodbye Gauley Mountain, a rollicking documentary following campaigning "ecosexuals" Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle. Returning home to the Appalachian mountains of West Virginia to protest against the environmentally devastating practice of mountain top removal (MTR), which involves blowing up the local environment, they preach their doctrine of "Earth as lover" with its literal embrace of the natural world. As they put their bodies on the line, bringing sensuality and spirit to the environmental movement, Goodbye Gauley Mountain demonstrates how the fight for environmental justice can be inclusive, sexy and fun, even in the face of environmental tragedy.
"Heartfelt, haunting and downright provocative, Goodbye Gauley Mountain is one of the most captivating environmental documentaries of the year." Greg Archer, Huffington Post.