The Watermelon Woman (1996)

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A young black lesbian filmmaker probes into the life of The Watermelon Woman, a 1930s black actress who played 'mammy' archetypes.


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4 September 2004 | junecatpower
10
| a fantastic movie
The movie centers around a young African-American lesbian,who is researching

a old time actress nicknamed"The Watermelon Womam"who is very similar to

her.This is a good film documentary.Ms.Dunn does a good job filming the movie along with making it work with the cast. This movie doesn't come up short to me,and serves its purpose.it never gets off the storyline,and has one of the best documentaries I've ever seen.The director challengers both race and sexuality makes this film more remarkable.Dealing

with the fact that she is having a relationship that is straining her friendship because of race. The director takes us into her point of view.Her lifestyle.Her way of thinking.And most of all,her life.Also learning about a woman who like her,had a inter race relationship,and who also was an actor.

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Release Date:

5 March 1997

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

Pennsylvania, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$774 13 November 2016

Gross USA:

$1,989

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,989

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