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"Funny and smart, full of biting humor and astute observations about identity and history, Cheryl Dunye’s audacious, joyous debut feature captures the process of falling hopelessly in love with the movies."
— Village Voice

Cheryl is a twenty-something black lesbian working as a clerk in a video store while struggling to make a documentary about Fae Richards, an obscure Black actress from the 1930s. Cheryl is surprised to discover that Richards (known popularly as “the Watermelon Woman”) had a white lesbian lover. At the same time, Cheryl falls in love with a very cute white customer at the video store, in this landmark film of New Queer Cinema.

Starring: Cheryl Dunye, Lisa Marie Bronson, Guinevere Turner, Valarie Walker

Director: Cheryl Dunye

Runtime: 90 minutes

Genre: Bechdel Test Approved, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, Woman Directed

Year: 1996

Country: United States