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Saturday, March 30, 2013
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
Beth Stephens
Location Details:
Center for Sex and Culture
1349 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA

Ecosexual Film Fundraiser
Goodbye Gauley Mountain: An Ecosexual Love Story
With a Vegan Appalachian Feast, Ecosex Slide Show & Tell, and a Sneak preview of "Goodbye Gauley Mountain: An Ecosexual Love Story"


San Francisco, CA.— “The ecosexual movement is growing like a weed, and San Francisco is the hot bed of the movement! ” say film makers, Beth Stephens, UCSC art professor and environmental activist and her partnerAnnie Sprinkle, a feminist porn film star and pioneer. They aim to grow the ecosex movement by hosting a fundraiser for their upcoming documentary, Goodbye Gauley Mountain: An Ecosexual Love Story, complete with an Appalachian Dinner Party, a slide show and tell about ecosexuality, and a sneak preview of their new film.  Everyone is invited to the Center for Sex and Culture to see what Earth First News says is, “Without compare, the sexiest nature documentary and one of the most profound films to deal with the beauty and tragedy of the Appalachian Mountains in the age of King Coal.” 

Stephens and Sprinkle explain, “We are switching the metaphor from the “Earth as mother,” to “Earth as lover” to create a more mutual and sustainable relationship with our abused and exploited planet. We also want to seduce people who are not normally reached to join the environmental activist movement, such as the GLBTQ community, sex radicals, and artists. 

Goodbye Gauley Mountain: An Ecosexual Love Story is the true tale of the two San Francisco “ecosexual” artist-lovers who join forces with environmental activists in the quest for environmental justice, and try to stop a destructive form of mining. It’s a David and Goliath struggle for survival in the coalfields narrated through an autobiographical family visit home. This documentary goes where others haven’t, injecting this dire situation with sexy fun and surprising activist strategies, such as a performance art marriage to the mountains. Goodbye Gauley Mountain raises awareness about the devastation of mountain top removal (MTR) mining, while celebrating the Earth in all her/his ecosexual glory. The filmmakers believe that inviting people to be lovers with the Earth is creating paradigm shifts for many people who don’t feel connected with nature. 

What promises to be a celebratory evening of putting the Earth on top, with delicious vegan food, non-alcoholic moonshine, popcorn, and an ecosexy show and tell presentation, will likely inspire more people to join the ecosex movement and more ecosexual movies to come.

This is the first public sneak preview of this new film, three years in the making, which will soon have its world premiere. All proceeds from the event will go to towards color correction and final sound mix expenses.  Stephens and Sprinkle will be hosting the world’s first Ecosex Film Festival in the summer because they say, “We believe ecosex films can help save our planet.” 

Could this new film genre help raise awareness of environmental causes? The filmmakers shout, YES!

March 30, Saturday.

6:30 P.M. Vegan Appalachian Feast 

7:30 P.M. Beth and Annie present an Ecosex Slide Show & Tell about how they became ecosexuals and the where their newfound sexuality has taken them. 

8:30 P.M. Sneak preview of Goodbye Gauley Mountain: An Ecosexual Love Story. 

At the Center for Sex and Culture
Mission Street, San Francisco, CA
March 30, 2012

More information:   

Advanced tickets can be purchased on line at, or at the door. Dinner must be reserved in advance. Tickets for lecture and sneak preview are sliding scale, and no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

For more information about the Ecosex Film Festival:
Added to the calendar on Wed, Mar 13, 2013 3:32PM
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