Her last project, The OWLs (Older Wiser Lesbians) now on home video, Cheryl Dunye is already done with her next feature, a romantic comedy titled Mommy Is Coming, which, as I learned this morning, will make its debut at the 2012 Berlin Film Festival in the Panorama section next month (February).
The festival has been gradually unveiling its 2012 lineup over the last couple of months, and there are still more announcements to come.
Synopsis for Mommy Is Coming:
Set in the international creative melting pot Berlin, this raunchy romantic comedy of errors confronts the last lesbian taboo: Mommy. A take on screwball romantic comedies and porn topped off w/Dunye’s ingenious form of storytelling.
It’s worth noting that Dunye’s feature film debut, The Watermelon Woman, premiered at the Berlin Film Festival as well, in 1996, where it won the Teddy Award (an international award given to the best LGBT-themed film at the festival annually).
This is the first time I’m hearing of this project, and couldn’t find a lot more about it. It does have a website and Facebook page with lots of still photos, but no clips or trailer yet.
But once I get my hands on any footage, I’ll share here.
Dunye also co-stars in the film as she often does with her work, in a film that stars Maggie Tapert, Ignacio Rivera and others.
In the meantime, if you’re not at all familiar with Dunye’s work, I recommend starting with The Watermelon Woman, which I’d say has been her strongest work to date.