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The Watermelon Woman

Director: Cheryl Dunye Run Time: 90 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 1996

Starring: Cheryl Dunye, Guinevere Turner, Valarie Walker, Lisa Marie Bronson

Cheryl, a twenty-something black lesbian, is struggling to make a documentary about beautiful and elusive 1930s film actress Fae Richards, popularly known as the “Watermelon Woman.” As Cheryl uncovers the meanings of the Watermelon Woman’s life, she experiences a total upheaval in her personal life.