The Watermelon Woman
Director: Cheryl Dunye Run Time: 85 min. Release Year: 1996
Starring: Cheryl Clarke, Cheryl Dunye, Guinevere Turner, Lisa Marie Bronson, Valarie Walker
A young black lesbian filmmaker probes into the life of The Watermelon Woman, a 1930s black actress who played ‘mammy’ archetypes.
Sometimes you have to create your own history.