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The Watermelon Woman (1996)

Comedy, Drama, Romance
1h 30min


as Cheryl
as Herself
as Fae 'The Watermelon Woman' Richards
as June Walker
as Herself
as Herself
as Street Magician
as CLIT Archivist


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 a black lesbian.

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