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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.

| 1996 | 1 hr 30 min | 6.6/10 | 74/100
Cheryl Dunye, Guinevere Turner, Valarie Walker, Lisa Marie Bronson
Dancing Girl Productions
Cheryl Dunye

Also directed by Cheryl Dunye

Also starring Cheryl Dunye

Also starring Guinevere Turner

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