Filmmaker Spotlight: Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens

Annie Sprinkle + Beth Stephens

Directors of “Water Makes Us Wet: An Ecosexual Adventure”
PROGRAM 6 – Sun, Nov 11, 2018 at 6pm

What was the inspiration for your film? 

ANNIE: My love for water. I’ve been an aquaphilic all my life. My name IS Sprinkle. Plus I was upset about the draught.

BETH: The inspiration for our film Water Makes Us Wet: An ecosexual love story, is water which is so fluid and so slutty plus it is essential to life.

 

What is one thing you’ve learned from making your film?

ANNIE: That touring water treatment plants is fun and romantic.

BETH: I learned that I never really knew what the end of the film would be until the film was finished. 

 

What is the future of trans/gendernonconforming filmmaking?

ANNIE: Lots more trans film festivals, of course, and more films by trans ecosexuals.

BETH: The future of trans/nongendernonconforming filmmaking is as expansive as gender itself.

 

What is a highlight or a favorite memory from working on your film?

ANNIE: When we were rear ended and had a bad crash our dog Butch bolted. No one thought we’d ever find him—- he might have been badly wounded or dead. The moment we found him was a miracle and so ecstatic. Of course we put the whole story in our film. 

BETH: My favorite memory of working on our film was when we included our accident. This allowed us to use footage that we had that we could not use anywhere else. It also forced us to be creative beyond documenting all things water. Luckily this had a happy ending.

 

Name 3 of your all-time favorite films.

ANNIE:
Gypsy
West Side Story
Annie Sprinkle’s Herstory of Porn

BETH:
In the Realm of the Senses, Nagisa Oshima
Aguirre, the Wrath of God  Werner Herzog 
The Rider, Chloē Zhao

Water Makes Us Wet
An Ecosexual Adventure

Directed by Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens
Narrated by Sandy Stone as the Earth

PROGRAM 6 – Sun, Nov 11, 2018 at 6pm
Roxie Theater

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