The Watermelon Woman

Movie • 1996 • Drama  

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Cheryl, a young black lesbian, works a day job in a video store while trying to make a film about a black actress from the 1930s known for playing the stereotypical "mammy" roles relegated to black actresses during that period. This was the first feature film directed by an "out" black lesbian.
This movie contains 8 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Does a pet die?
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is an animal sad?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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weed
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a couple scenes where people are drinking, they don't get worse than mopey b/c of it though
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
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Are animals abused?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there a hanging?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Does a kid die?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
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Does someone vomit?
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Medical
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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it mentions a woman who was very sick and had to be taken to the hospital, but no scenes in the hospital
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone self harm?
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Briefly somebody mentions white feminist culture as people having bulimia and anorexia.
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Noxious
Is there shakey cam?
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it's a mockumentary, so there's a few home movie style shots with shakey cam
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Pregnancy
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Are there abortions?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Yes - two police officers refer to the main character (a lesbian) as a boy.
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Does the black guy die first?
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dy** for lesbians is used by lesbians (reclaiming the word, not used in a derogatory manner).
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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There are incidents of racism & racial profiling.
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Yes but not onscreen & by natural causes
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In a couple of scenes the terms "crazy" and "mentally ill" are equated.
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Are there n-words?
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spoken by black characters only
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Sex
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long sex scene with graphic nudity
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Does it have a sad ending?
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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Does someone drown?
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Is there gun violence?
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