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| | 1 hr 21 min | Drama, Romance, Indie

As a young African-American female lesbian filmmaker living in modern Philadelphia gathers research for her latest project, a biopic on an African-American actress from the early days of cinema who gained the nickname "The Watermelon Woman", the filmmaker and her partner begin to find numerous parallels between the hard-scrabble life of the Watermelon Woman, who was also rumored to be a lesbian, and their own present-day relationship.

With its unabashed look at race, gender and sexual identity issues coming in the mid-1990s, before homosexuality gained the widespread acceptance it has today in American society, the film breaks new ground while also remaining an entertaining story of love and personal discovery.

Cheryl Dunye, Guinevere Turner, Valerie Walker, Valarie Walker, Lisa Marie Bronson
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