The Watermelon Woman

02/07/2001
  |  Book Tickets: 31/10/2014
  |  Buy to Own: 02/07/2001
  |  Watch Now: 18/11/2009
  |  80 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC
The Watermelon Woman Film Poster

Synopsis

Aspiring black filmmaker Cheryl (Cheryl Dunye, who also scripts and directs) is fascinated by Fae Richards, a black 1930s film star who was only ever billed as 'The Watermelon Woman', and so decides to make a documentary about her. To support her research Cheryl works in a video store, where she meets and falls in love with customer Diana (Guinevere Turner), and as her work on the Watermelon Woman progresses Cheryl begins to ask herself important questions about her own life and relationships.