Water Makes Us Wet: An Ecosexual Adventure

Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle


This film will also be available online on our VoD platform from March 29 to April 10, 2022. Please note: This film will only be available in Germany.

Artists Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens set out on a road trip through California in their E.A.R.T.H. Lab mobile unit with dog Butch. In their performative exploration, they look at the sexuality of water. With great curiosity and humour, they meet and interview numerous accomplices, including performance artists, biologists, water treatment plant workers and other scientists.

Their method is eco-sexuality: they shift the metaphor ofMother Earth to Earth as a lover, offering a healing strategy to those who strive to find an equitable coexistence in a more-than-human sense. They look for reciprocal and empathetic relationships between humanity and the environment, but they also present hard facts about the exploitation of water, and allow Mother Earth herself to comment off-screen on their film. Wherever needed, they perform inspiring healing rituals with fellow campaigners. In the mix are activist-performative, delightfully shrill and sexy elements, presented by Annie and Beth in positive Golden State style. Even when a traumatic event brings their journey to an abrupt end, their belief in the power of water, life, sex and love remains unbroken.

Directors / Script

Beth Stephens, Annie Sprinkle

Cinematography / Editing

Keith Wilson

Sound Design

Jeremiah Moor Sound Design


Beth Stephens, Annie Sprinkle


Beth Stephens, Annie Sprinkle, Keith Wilson


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Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle

The artistic work of Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle reflects sex-ecological aspects of queer-feminist art. Stephens focuses on representations of lesbian culture in her video art. She is a professor at the University of California in Santa Cruz. Sprinkle is a porn actress, sex therapist and activist. She examines the critique of representation in pornography and wrote her doctoral thesis on the work of sex workers. The two women founded E.A.R.T.H. Lab, where they produce experimental art in collaboration with the earth (https://earthlab.ucsc.edu).

Films by Beth Stephens, Annie Sprinkle (Selection)
Goodbye Gauley Mountain 2013 | Ecosexual Weddings 2008–2014

Film by Annie Sprinkle (Selection)
Deep Inside Annie Sprinkle 1981