THE WATERMELON WOMAN
CHERYL DUNYE | USA | 1996 | 90 MIN | NR | ENGLISH
Part of the Girl Uninterrupted limited series
A video store clerk interrogates the origins of the mammy trope in western cinema and her own relationship to the world as a Black lesbian.
Cast: Cheryl Dunye, Guinevere Turner, Valarie Walker
Preserved by the UCLA Film & Television Archive with funding provided by 13th Gen, Outfest, The Andrew J. Kuehn Jr. Foundation, TIFF, First Run Features & Yves Averous.
Girl Uninterrupted – From coast to coast, an historical era in Black American cinema featuring three-dimensional narratives surrounding Black women and girls emerged in the 90s that offered new voices and perspectives that would be unmatched for decades to come.