The Watermelon Woman

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Dylan

When I first started in independent film distribution in the late 1990s, the Watermelon Woman was a perennial best-seller, being the only film of its kind, in more ways than one. In an era when Race and Lesbian relationships were uncommon subjects for fiction (the film was attacked by ...Read more

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Just heard about it from NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast. Looking forward to watching it!

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