Goodbye Gauley Mountain

Press for Goodbye Gauley Mountain


Goodbye Gauley Mountain opens up all sorts of space: for queers, for freaks, for insights that don’t fall within the party lines. This, along with Stephens’ narrative voice, humor and brash lesbian-West Virginia identity, are what makes it such a profound and moving film. I’m curious what conversations will come out of it and what other projects it will inspire.
Filmmaker Magazine
Part autobiography, part coal mining history, and part performance art soiree, the sobering mix of honesty and playfulness is downright infectious.
Huffington Post


"Can a couple of feverishly creative civil rights advocates/internationally revered lesbian performance artists cum ecosexuals successfully raise the level of awareness about the devastating effects of MTR (Moutaintop Removal) and, in the process, force Big Coal to...see the dawn of a dramatic sea change? It's looking that way." - Good Times


"Artistically both Sprinkle and Stephens are activists who see art as a vehicle for expression, for exploration of issues that are fundamental to their world views, each, to a certain extent derived from and evolving around eroticism and sexuality." - Art Core Journal


"We are trying to show the mountains, the history of mining in the mountains and why the mountains are worth saving, because they are great lovers. And you can really access this as an eco-sexual. It’s a political strategy but also a strategy based on love." - Earth First Journal


"The fact of the matter is that the coal companies are making billions of dollars while taking the money out of the region. They intentionally pit people against each other and intentionally keep people poor. It's really hard to watch. And even though the film centers on this horrific violation of nature, the film is really a love story, the love of nature." - Santa Cruz Sentinel