The Watermelon Woman
1996 • Rated TVMA • 84 minutes
Cheryl, a twenty-something black lesbian struggles 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 in her personal life. Each answer Cheryl discovers about the Watermelon Woman evokes a flurry of new questions about herself and her future.