- Director: Annie Sprinkle; Beth Stephens
What a surprise...from the ecosexual stable comes forth an educational and entertaining film! Who would have 'thunked' it!?!
Mad as a box of frogs and deeply in love, Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens are the perfect blend of hilarious hutzpah and Gaia-loving-demi-goddesses-of-a-certain-age...if they took themselves too seriously, this dippy-earth-loving-hippiness could have been a step too far into Sprinkle-land.
But...when Annie likens the eating of a great big, greasy, quarterpounder more embarrassing than making porn...any trace of seriousness plops - like a dollop of mayonaisse - straight right onto the floor. Thank Gaia for that!
This is a road-trip, quite like no other...it really is all about water...and, travels between watersheds and autobiography...meeting space-cadets and affable activists, mothers and memories. There is emotion. There is hilarity. There is drama...and lots and lots of water. What more could you ask for?
It was nothing less than an absolute delight to have spent these 79 minutes in their company...full of warmth, full of silliness, full of love...these are - most definitely and more refreshingly - glass-half-full-kinda-gals. Cheers...it was a pleasure.
After their adventures in Ecosexuals, in which they married natural phenomena such as lakes and trees, Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens return with the second documentary in a trilogy, this time examining their love affair with water. With their dog Butch, an array of colourful costumes and their mobile-home dubbed the ‘E.A.R.T.H Lab’, they travel across America to explore everything from sewage plants to corporate misconduct. Sandy Stone plays the voice of Earth, narrating the journey to iconic sites such as Big Sur, Yosemite Park and the toxic Salton Sea. Shifting the metaphor from ‘Earth as mother’ to ‘Earth as lover’, with much heart and humour Sprinkle and Stephens present a queer approach to environmentalism, never losing sight of the urgency of the problem. Jay Bernard