HOW I CHOOSE TO SPEND THE REMAINDER OF MY BIRTHING YEARS by Sarah Lasley. 2020. 6 min.
Sarah Lasley delves into a long held childhood fantasy by inserting herself into that famous scene from Dirty Dancing in this playfully reappropriated romance.
THE WATERMELON WOMAN by Cheryl Dunye. 1996. 90 min.
A beloved classic from the New Queer Cinema movement, The Watermelon Woman also stars director Cheryl Dunye as a young video store employee on a mission to learn more about “The Watermelon Woman,” a 1930’s Black movie star. Through check-out counter flirtations and direct-camera confessions, The Watermelon Woman is a self-aware romantic comedy about uncovering Black stories.
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