Regisseur Cheryl Dunye

Cast Cheryl Dunye, Guinevere Turner, Valerie Walker, Lisa Mae Bronson

Lengte 90 min.

Jaar 1996

Taal English

Ondertiteling English

A documentary-drama about 25-year-old filmmaker and video store employee Cheryl and her search for an actress from the 1930s: The Watermelon Woman.

As a lesbian black woman in the film business, Cheryl Dunye wanted this film to bring to light the underexposed history of black queer women in Hollywood because “our stories have never been told.” The film shows how difficult the search for information about this group is because the historical archives excluded or simply ignored this group. A serious critique, but certainly not without humor.