The Watermelon Woman (1996)

1h 30min


Lisa Marie Bronson
Fae 'The Watermelon Woman' Richards
Cheryl Clarke
June Walker
Toshi Reagon
Street Magician
Sarah Schulman
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Cheryl, a young black lesbian, works a day job in a video store while trying to make a film about a black actress from the 1930s known for playing the stereotypical "mammy" roles relegated to black actresses during that period. This was the first feature film directed by an "out" black lesbian.

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