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Virtual Seminar: The Watermelon Woman
The Undefeated cultural critic Soraya Nadia McDonald leads this virtual seminar on Cheryl Dunye’s landmark of New Queer Cinema.
Set in Philadelphia, The Watermelon Woman is the story of Cheryl (Cheryl Dunye), a twenty-something Black lesbian struggling to make a documentary about Fae Richards, a beautiful and elusive 1930s Black film actress popularly known as "The Watermelon Woman." While uncovering the meaning of Fae Richards' life, Cheryl experiences a total upheaval of her personal life. Her love affair with Diana (Guinevere Turner), a beautiful white woman, and her interactions with the gay and Black communitiesView more