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Ecosexuality + "Sunburn"

The Festival also disclosed this edition’s Queer Focus programme. “Ecosex” is the motto and the films Water Makes Us Wet: an Ecosexual Adventure (2018), by Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle, and Ecosex, a User’s Manual (2018), by Isabelle Carlier, will be the rulebook to a total immersion in a universe that proposes ecosexuality as a new sexual identity and Nature as Lover instead of Mother. Annie Sprinkle, artist and former feminist porn actress turned ecosexual activist, and Beth Stephens, art professor and environmental activist, are the women on the forefront of this Ecosex Manifest, a manifest which demands, with a lot of humour but also unshakable seriousness, an “environmental movement a little more sexy, fun and diverse”. While aligning their queer perspectives with environmental action, Annie and Beth ask for a more physical and passionate relationship with the Earth and the fight for its preservation. “We make love with the Earth!” is one of their slogans and film one of their weapons.  
Lastly, it was also announced the National Avant-Premiere of Sunburn, Portuguese director Vicente Alves do Ó’s new feature. After the biopics Florbela and Al Berto, Alves do Ó now tells a story with four protagonists who, lounging by the pool in an isolated country villa, anxiously await a fifth character. A chamber drama which recounts the imminent arrival of the mysterious man, a shared former lover of the four friends, heightening everyone’s emotions while threatening the disclosure of hidden truths. 

The Queer Focus programme of Queer Lisboa 23 will have ecosexuality as its motto. Water Makes Us Wet: an Ecosexual Adventure, by Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle, and Ecosex, a User’s Manual, by Isabelle Carlier, will be the rulebook to a total immersion in a universe that proposes ecosexuality as a new sexual identity and Nature as Lover instead of Mother.

Annie Sprinkle, artist and former feminist porn actress turned ecosexual activist, and Beth Stephens, art professor and environmental activist, are the women on the forefront of this Ecosex Manifest, a manifest which demands, with a lot of humour but also unshakable seriousness, an “environmental movement a little more sexy, fun and diverse”.

Also, Queer Lisboa will hold this year the national preview of Sunburn (photo), Portuguese director Vicente Alves do Ó’s new feature. After the biopics Florbela and Al Berto, Alves do Ó now tells a story with four protagonists who, lounging by the pool in an isolated country villa, anxiously await a fifth character. A 'chamber drama' which recounts the imminent arrival of the mysterious man, a shared former lover of the four friends, heightening everyone’s emotions while threatening the disclosure of hidden truths.
 
* Click here for the complete list of the titles already announced for Queer Lisboa 23.