The Watermelon Woman

Cheryl Dunye 1996 USA Fiction color 90min English DCP
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Cheryl Dunye’s feature debut is a landmark look at the black lesbian experience. The director herself stars as Cheryl, who struggles to make a documentary about Fae Richards, a 1930s black film actress popularly known as the Watermelon Woman. Soon, each answer Cheryl discovers about the Watermelon Woman raises questions about herself.


Cheryl Dunye

Cheryl Dunye emerged as part of the New Queer Cinema movement of young filmmakers in the 1990s. Her stories foreground issues of race, sexuality, and identity.

Cheryl Dunye

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Director & Scriptwriter: Cheryl Dunye

Producer: Alexandra Juhasz, Barry Swimar, Cate Wilson

Cinematography: Michelle Crenshaw

Editor: Annie Taylor

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