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The Watermelon Woman (1996)

02/07/1996 (DE) DramaComedyRomance 1h 25m

Sometimes you have to create your own history.


A young black lesbian filmmaker probes into the life of The Watermelon Woman, a 1930s black actress who played 'mammy' archetypes.

  1. Cheryl Dunye

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Cheryl Dunye

    Cheryl Dunye


  2. Guinevere Turner

    Guinevere Turner


  3. Valarie Walker

    Valarie Walker


  4. Lisa Marie Bronson

    Lisa Marie Bronson

    Fae 'The Watermelon Woman' Richards

  5. Cheryl Clarke

    Cheryl Clarke

    June Walker

  6. Irene Dunye

    Irene Dunye


  7. Camille Paglia

    Camille Paglia


  8. Toshi Reagon

    Toshi Reagon

    Street Magician

  9. Sarah Schulman

    Sarah Schulman

    CLIT Archivist

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The Watermelon Woman
The Watermelon Woman

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Original Language English

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