The Watermelon Woman – Guin Turner Workography

The Watermelon Woman -:- Actor
Cheryl is an aspiring documentary film maker, working in a video store and recording weddings, graduations and other events. Meanwhile she is attempting to make a documentary about Fae Richards, a beautiful and elusive 1930’s black film actress, popularly known as “The Watermelon Woman”. All is going well until Cheryl is coolly and confidently seduced by the beautiful Diana (Guin Turner).

Watermelon Woman, The (1996)
Directed by Cheryl Dunye
Writing credits Cheryl Dunye

Credited cast overview:
Lisa Marie Bronson …. Fae Richards
Cheryl Clarke …. Shirley
Cheryl Dunye …. Cheryl
Irene Dunye …. Mrs. Dunye
Brian Freeman …. Lee
Camille Paglia …. Herself
Toshi Reaagon …. Volunteer
Sarah Schulman …. Volunteer
Guinevere Turner …. Diana
Valarie Walker …. Tamara

Runtime: 90
Country: USA
Language: English
Color: Color
You can check out Cheryl Dunye’s official ‘Watermelon Woman’ website for loads more information, including a video clip from the movie and lots of information from Dunye herself. Definitely worth a look.

Max’s thoughts on this movie
I was really looking forward to this movie for a long time and when I eventually saw it my immediate reaction was disappointment that Guinevere wasn’t in it for longer! However her character does remain throughout the movie and she looks stunning at all times. Cheryl Dunye is completely seduced by her, probably from the first scene in the video store which is funny because Guin is sooooo good at being a flirt. The overall story is quite postmodern so if you like that whole idea you’ll love this movie. Definately a must see for all Guin fans.

Our favourite ‘Guinism’ from this video is…
Guin singing “Truly Scrumptious” it’s class.

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