• The Watermelon Woman (1996)

The Watermelon Woman

Release Date: 1996

DVD Release Date: May 9th, 2000

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 21 min

Plot Summary

An aspiring black lesbian filmmaker (Cheryl Dunye) researches an obscure 1940s black actress billed as the Watermelon Woman.

Cast: Cheryl Dunye, Guinevere Turner, Valarie Walker, Lisa Marie Bronson, Toshi Reagon, Camille Paglia

Director: Cheryl Dunye

Genres: Comedy

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Clayton DillardSlant Magazine

    It's a film of such multitudinous interests and storytelling pursuits that its unfolding replicates the ecstasy of newfound romance. show more

  • 88
    Chicago Tribune

    The Watermelon Woman is quite smart, remarkably sophisticated filmmaking for a first-time director. show more

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    The Watermelon Woman is a thoughtful, charming movie that takes its audience along on a journey of self-discovery - without ever taking itself too seriously. show more

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