The Watermelon Woman
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Lesbian filmmaker Cheryl Dunye wrote, directed and starred in this comic chronicle of a young filmmaker's obsession with an obscure actress from the '40s. Cheryl really wants to make a movie, but cannot find a suitable subject. While looking for inspiration, she works in a video store and it is in one of the many old off beat films she views that she finds the Watermelon Woman, an African American bit player whom Cheryl suspects was the lover of a white female director. Thus begins Cheryl's quest for the truth, a search only interrupted with her own love affair with a white woman,… More

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"The narrative, abot a black lesbian director, is elliptical and circular, borrowing its format from Jim McBride's seminal David Holtzman's Diary, at the end of which, the viewers realize they have been watching a fake documentary."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
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