The Watermelon Woman

85mins1996ComedyTVMA
director
Cheryl Dunye
starring
Cheryl DunyeGuinevere TurnerValarie WalkerCamille PagliaToshi Reagon
Cheryl is a young, black lesbian making a documentary about Fae Richards, a 1930's film actress popularly known as "The Watermelon Woman." During her research, Cheryl begins an interracial love affair and finds parallels between Fae's life and her own.