The Potluck and The Passion; The Body Beautiful

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Title

The Potluck and The Passion; The Body Beautiful

Subject

feminist, queer, video art, experimental documentary, African-American

Description

Gift from filmmaker. Cheryl is a long-time collaborator (we made The Watermelon Woman together). I teach her videos often. She is my ex-partner. Cheryl's work is formative in her documentary/fiction bleed. I taped Body Beautiful onto this tape that Cheryl gave me of Potluck, for teaching.

Date

1991
1993;

Abstract

The Potluck and the Passion: To celebrate their one year anniversary, a black lesbian couple have a potluck dinner party. Each partner invites several of her own friends, hoping variety will make for a stimulating evening. (Mubi)

The Body Beautiful: This bold, stunning exploration of a white mother who undergoes a radical mastectomy and her Black daughter who embarks on a modeling career reveals the profound effects of body image and the strain of racial and sexual identity on their charged, intensely loving bond. (Criterion)

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Director

Cheryl Dunye
Ngozi Onwurah

Files

potluck_passion.jpeg

Citation

“The Potluck and The Passion; The Body Beautiful,” VHS Activism Archive , accessed October 7, 2022, https://activismvhs.omeka.net/items/show/717.

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