Cheryl Dunye

Cheryl Dunye

Known For: Directing · Birthday: 1966-05-13 · Gender: Female · Place of Birth: Monrovia, Liberia

24 Movies · 4 TV shows

Biography

Cheryl Dunye (born May 13, 1966) is a Liberian-American film director, producer, screenwriter, editor and actress. Dunye's work often concerns themes of race, sexuality, and gender, particularly issues relating to black lesbians.

Personal Life

Dunye is a lesbian. She has two children, Simone Dunye and Gabriel Juhasz. As of 2010, she resides in Oakland, California with her spouse.

Early Life

Dunye was born in Liberia and grew up in Philadelphia. She received her BA from Temple University and her MFA from Rutgers' Mason Gross School of Art.

Movies & TV shows

2020.

1 TV show
TV
Lovecraft Country

Lovecraft Country

5.5
2020
The anthology horror series follows 25-year-old Atticus, who joins up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America to find his missing father. Th...

2019.

1 TV show
TV
All Rise

All Rise

2019
There is a look at the lives of people who work in L.A. There is a courthouse in the county.

2018.

1 Movie
Dykes, Camera, Action!

Dykes, Camera, Action!

2018
The film examines the ways that women directors have contributed to this genre and emphasizes the role that the media play in representation of sexuality and gender, underscoring the power that film h...

2017.

2 Movies
Mansfield 66/67

Mansfield 66/67

2
2017
The death of the movie goddess, who was rumored to have had a romantic relationship with the head of the Church of Satan, was thought to have been caused by a curse.
DiAna's Hair Ego Remix

DiAna's Hair Ego Remix

2017
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 in the south...

2016.

1 TV show
TV
Queen Sugar

Queen Sugar

2016
Two sisters, Nova Bordelon and Charley Bordelon, with their teenage son, move to the heart of Louisiana to claim an inheritance from her recently departed father.

2014.

2 Movies
Black Is Blue

Black Is Blue

2014
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 buildin...
Brother From Another Time

Brother From Another Time

2014
Short film created for the 2014 San Francisco Dance Film Festival's Co-Laboratory project. Choreographed and performed by Jocquese Whitfield.

2013.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Fosters

The Fosters

6.16
2013
Stef Foster, a police officer, and her partner, a school vice principal, have built a close-knit, loving family with her biological son from a previous marriage, Brandon, and their adopted twins, Mari...
Valencia

Valencia

2013
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 du...

2012.

1 Movie
Mommy Is Coming

Mommy Is Coming

2012
With things growing a bit stale in the bedroom, lesbian couple Claudia and Dylan agree to seek sexual experiences outside their relationship. Dylan discovers new pleasures at a sex club, while Claudia...

2010.

2 Movies
Hooters!

Hooters!

2010
Godard said all you need to make a movie was a girl and a gun. For these lesbian filmmakers, all you need is an idea and some friends but a girl and a gun will always come in handy. **Hooters: the mak...
The Owls

The Owls

2010
The four "Owls" who are living in the faded aftermath of their glory days as a once-famous rock group are implicated in a crime.

2004.

1 Movie
My Baby's Daddy

My Baby's Daddy

6
2004
When their girlfriends all become pregnant at the same time, a trio of young men are forced to grow up quickly.

2003.

1 Movie
Sisters in Cinema

Sisters in Cinema

2003
There are twenty black women working as film directors.

2002.

1 Movie
Truth Be Told

Truth Be Told

2002
Rayne Johnson is a shrewd investment company assistant who turns a mob slaying into a golden opportunity for a new improved lifestyle, managing to outsmart the crooked cops who are very eager to see h...

2001.

1 Movie
Stranger Inside

Stranger Inside

2001
Treasure's mother was also imprisoned after a stint in a juvenile detention center. Brownie is a lifer and gang leader. Treasure's mother, Brownie, took the girl under her wing to protect her from the...

1998.

2 Movies
Lavender Limelight

Lavender Limelight

1998
From Go Fish to Paris is Burning to The Watermelon Woman, this festival favorite goes behind the scenes to reveal seven successful lesbian directors. These talented movie-makers enlighten and entertai...
Women of Vision

Women of Vision

1998
Documentary that highlights 18 women and covers a period of time from the 50's to the 90's. The women chosen were selected because they represent the real diversity within both feminism and independen...

1996.

2 Movies
The Watermelon Woman

The Watermelon Woman

1996
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 ac...
Greetings from Africa

Greetings from Africa

1996
Cheryl, playing herself, humorously experiences the mysteries of lesbian dating in the '90s.

1993.

4 Movies
Complicated Flesh

Complicated Flesh

1993
An interracial story of love, passion, and pussy.
Strange Weather

Strange Weather

1993
A quartet of crack addicts, absorbed by their life of pure sensation, are holed up inside while the world outside is about to explode.
The Potluck and the Passion

The Potluck and the Passion

1993
At a lesbian potluck, racial, sexual and social politics come to the fore.
An Untitled Portrait

An Untitled Portrait

1993
Filmmaker Cheryl Dunye's relationship with her brother is examined in this mixture of appropriated film footage, super 8mm home movies and Dunye's special brand of humor.

1992.

1 Movie
Vanilla Sex

Vanilla Sex

1992
The termVanilla Sex is used in black and queer communities.

1991.

1 Movie
She Don't Fade

She Don't Fade

1991
Shae Clarke is an African American lesbian. Dunye's character, Clarke, clearly demonstrates her new approach to women.

1990.

1 Movie
Janine

Janine

1990
The story of a black lesbian's relationship with a white girl.
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