— 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
Country: United States