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Cheryl Dunye

  • May 13, 1966 (age 53)
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2018
Dropping Penny
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MovieJun 18, 2018

Dropping Penny

'Dropping Penny' follows two trans dogwalkers through a day full …
'Dropping Penny' follows two trans dogwalkers through a day full of ridiculous misadventures in San Francisco.
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2017
DiAna's Hair Ego Remix
MovieDec 1, 2017

DiAna's Hair Ego Remix

Over twists, presses, and …
Over twists, presses, and wash-and-goes, filmmaker Cheryl Dunye joins other clients and hairstylist DiAna DiAna in her South Carolina salon to discuss the current impact of AIDS on Blacks ...
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2014
Brother from Another Time
MovieNov 9, 2014

Brother from Another Time

Brother from Another Time released.
Black Is Blue
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MovieJun 1, 2014

Black Is Blue

Black - once Blue - is now a trans man who works as a security …
Black - once Blue - is now a trans man who works as a security guard in an apartment complex in Oakland. One night, Black notices an ex- girlfriend partying with some other women in one of the buildings. As none of the other security guards want to watch 'the lezzie party', Black volunteers to, thinking he may resolve some inner conflicts from the past. However, things take a turn for the worse.
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2013
Valencia: The Movie/S
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MovieJun 21, 2013

Valencia: The Movie/S

Valencia is a collaboration …
Valencia is a collaboration between a national community of queer filmmakers to adapt the underground classic memoir into a kaleidoscopic vision of San Francisco's Mission District in the early 90s during the rise of a punk lesbian diaspora told through the experiences of Michelle, a single rootless twenty-something searching for sex and love, drugs and adventure.
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2012
Mommy Is Coming
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MovieFeb 11, 2012

Mommy Is Coming

Pioneer filmmaker Cheryl Dunye returns with a sassy, …
Pioneer filmmaker Cheryl Dunye returns with a sassy, raunchy, romantic sex comedy set in the edgy underground of Berlin where love and taboo affairs collide! Cute power femme Dylan (Lil Harlow) and studly hotel clerk Claudia (the sexy Papi Coxxx) are suffering from monogamous relationship blues. Hellbent to Claudia sets out on a gender-bending roller coaster-now as Claude-through a subversive Berlin sex club while her lover has threesomes with her best friend Teo (played by the incomparable Jiz Lee.) Everything comes to a climax when Dylan's mother (world-renown sex educator Maggie Tapert) arrives in town hellbent on releasing some tension. Fun, provocative and interwoven with personal interviews, Mommy Is Coming is filled with sheer delight - in more ways than one!
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2010
The Owls
MovieFeb 12, 2010

The Owls

Two middle-aged, lesbian couples accidentally kill a younger …
Two middle-aged, lesbian couples accidentally kill a younger lesbian and hide the body, without reporting it to the authorities. Their guilt and long-kept, dark secret comes back to haunt ...
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2004
My Baby's Daddy
MovieJan 8, 2004

My Baby's Daddy

Lonnie, Dominic and 'G' are three bachelor buddies from the …
Lonnie, Dominic and 'G' are three bachelor buddies from the hood who, after a lifetime of hard-partying, are in for a crude awakening when their respective girlfriends all get pregnant at the same time. The fathers-to-be embark on an emotional journey while learning as much about themselves as they do about love and fatherhood.
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2002
Best Director
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Nomination2002

Best Director

Nominated for "Stranger Inside".
Independent Spirit Award
2001
The New Women
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MovieJun 5, 2001

The New Women

The New Women is a post-apocalyptic adventure about …
The New Women is a post-apocalyptic adventure about Lisa LaStrada (Mary Woronov) and her small town group of women friends who clearly haven't come a long way, baby. Lisa spends her nights ...
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Stranger Inside
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MovieJan 24, 2001

Stranger Inside

A mother daughter reunion set in the harsh reality of a …
A mother daughter reunion set in the harsh reality of a women's correctional facility
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1996
Greetings from Africa
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MovieJul 19, 1996

Greetings from Africa

Cheryl, playing herself, …
Cheryl, playing herself, humorously experiences the mysteries of lesbian dating in the '90s.
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The Watermelon Woman
MovieFeb 1, 1996

The Watermelon Woman

Cheryl is young, Black, and lesbian, working in Philadelphia with …
Cheryl is young, Black, and lesbian, working in Philadelphia with her best friend Tamara and consumed by a film project: to make a video about her search for a Black actress from Philly who appeared in films in the 30s and was known as the Watermelon Woman. Following various leads, Cheryl discovers the Watermelon Woman's stage name and real name and surmises that the actress had a long affair with Martha Page, a White woman and one of Hollywood's few female directors. As she's discovering these things, Cheryl becomes involved with Diana, who's also White. The affair strains Cheryl's friendship with Tamara. More discoveries bring Cheryl (and us, her audience) to new realizations.
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Best Feature Film
Award1996

Best Feature Film

Won award for "The Watermelon Woman".
Teddy Award
1966
Cheryl Dunye
BirthMay 1966

Cheryl Dunye

Cheryl Dunye was born.
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