Cheryl Dunye: The Watermelon Woman (1996)

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Cheryl is young, Black, and lesbian, working in Philadelphia with her best friend Tamara on a project: to make a film about her search for a Black actress from Philly who appeared in films in the 30s and was known as the Watermelon Woman…

Cheryl Dunye (born May 13, 1966) is a film director, producer, screenwriter, editor and actress. Dunye is a lesbian and her work often concerns themes of race, sexuality and gender, particularly issues relating to black lesbians.