The Watermelon Woman
Cheryl attempts to uncover the truth about a 1930s actor dubbed ‘The Watermelon Woman’.
Cheryl Dunye, Guinevere Turner, Valarie Walker
USA 1996. 90min
Acclaimed filmmaker Cheryl Dunye takes centre stage in this ode to love, community and the past, in a film that recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. Touching on the complexities of interracial queer relationships, and revealing much about Dunye’s own motivations, The Watermelon Woman follows a filmmaker as she gradually uncovers the truth behind an actor whose story seems to resonate with her own life.
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