Claudia and Dylan enjoy a happy relationship for the most part. But Dylan in particular is convinced that queer Berlin must surely have more to offer than monogamous lesbianism. And so the women decide to set off on a journey of discovery: Dylan discovers a new sex club where friendly young women help her to chart her own erotic map. Claudia becomes Claude and, at the hotel where she works, meets mature attractive Helen with whom she explores a new approach to love. Being with Claude makes Helen almost forget that she only came to Berlin to take her revenge on her sexually jaded husband Hans and to see how her daughter Dylan is getting along. In the film’s grand finale, everything and (almost) everyone comes together in a hotel bed…
Legendary American underground director Cheryl Dunye has a penchant for sex, fun, gender bending and taboo breaking. She takes great relish in this humorous tale of three women’s sexual journey that is both a buoyant reference to and a self-confidently queer interpretation of a porn scenario. Dunye will be familiar to Berlinale audiences from her Teddy Award-winning Watermelon Woman (1996). She returned to the Panorama in 2010 with The Owls. –Berlinale
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.
Dunye was born in Liberia. She has taught at UC Riverside, Temple University, and Pitzer College.
She is currently a visiting artist at the California College of the Arts, and a mother of two children.
Dunye started her career with six short films which have been collected on DVD as The Early Works of Cheryl Dunye. Dunye’s feature debut was The Watermelon Woman (1996), a film which explored the history of black women and lesbians in film.
She directed the 2001 television movie Stranger Inside based on the experiences of African-American lesbians in prison.
Taking a turn from self-written lesbian-focused films, she directed My Baby’s Daddy starring Eddie Griffin, Michael Imperioli, and Anthony… read more