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“The Watermelon Woman” (1996) and How it Explores the Mammy Role (Analysis)

February 15, 2021


(Guinevere Turner and Cheryl Dunye in "The Watermelon Woman"0



U.S.A., 1996

Written/Directed: Cheryl Dunye

Starring: Cheryl Dunye, Guinevere Turner, Valarie Walker

Synopsis: 25 year old Cheryl is a black, lesbian filmmaker in Philadelphia with a purpose to make a documentary centering on a forgotten 1930’s actress while dealing with issues of race and homophobia. 

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