Watermelon Woman, The

First Run Features   (1997) / Region 1
Watermelon Woman, The

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"Funny, adventurous wonderful!" -New York Times

Cheryl, a young black woman working in a video store, is making a documentary about an obscure black actress from the 1930's. When she discovers that the actress (known as "the Watermelon Woman") had a white lesbian lover, Cheryl just happens to fall in love with a very cute white woman herself!

Attacked by conservative Congressmen, winner of multiple audience awards in major film festivals, and lavishly praised by audiences for being charming and courageous, this startlingly fresh debut is "a wonderfully inventive journey though the annals of film history, African American culture, dyke attitudes, race relations, and the mysteries of lesbian attraction. Did I mention this is a comedy, too?" -B. Ruby Rich, San Francisco Bay Guardian


  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Mar 22 2001
  • Production Year 1997
  • Empire SKU 26890
  • UPC Code 720229909273
  • Studio  First Run Features
  • Packaging Keep
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-SL


An Interview with Director and Star Cheryl Dunye
Scene Access
Interactive Menus


  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Video
    Standard 1.33:1 Color

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