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124 Ratings

The Watermelon Woman

Directed by Cheryl Dunye
United States, 1996


Cheryl, a young black woman working in a video store, is making a documentary about an obscure black actress who had a white lesbian lover. Cheryl just happens to fall in love with a very cute white woman herself!

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The Watermelon Woman Directed by Cheryl Dunye

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1996 | Winner: Best Feature Film (Teddy)

Outfest: Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

1996 | 2 wins including: Outstanding Narrative Feature (Audience Award)

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