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Watermelon Man

Special Guest: Estelle Parsons & Joe Angio

It’s time for the uppity movie.

Jeff Gerber has a problem. He used to be a White insurance salesman. But, now, he’s a Black man. Maybe it was too much soy sauce? Either way, it’s a brand new world for this suburban bigot in Watermelon Man. Join us as we talk about this 1970 satire from Melvin Van Peebles.

Our special guests include Estelle Parsons, the Oscar-winning actress who played “Althea Gerber” and Joe Angio, Director/Producer of How to Eat Your Watermelon in White Company (and Enjoy It) – a feature documentary on Melvin Van Peebles.

We’re joined by Bill by Force from Outside the Cinema as we talk about this Melvin Van Peebles joint.


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Links:
Buy Watermelon Man on DVD
Buy the Watermelon Man soundtrack
Check out Melvin Van Peebles wid Laxative (his band)
Learn more about Estelle Parsons in The Velocity of Autumn coming to Broadway in April 2014
Visit the official How to Eat Your Watermelon in White Company (…and Enjoy It) website
Get your Rated X by an All-White Jury t-shirt
Learn more about Revenge of the Mekons by Joe Angio
The official Badasssss! movie website

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About The Author
Mike White
Mike White
Often mistaken for the ginger screenwriter/actor of the same name, Mike White has been a frequent contributor to publications such as CinemaScope, Paracinema, Detroit’s Metro Times, and Detour-Mag.com. He’s served on juries at the Slamdance, Cinekink, MicroCineFest and Kansas City film festivals. Additionally, he’s been featured in the documentaries David Goodis: To a Pulp and The People Vs. George Lucas. In 2010, BearManor Media published Impossibly Funky: A Cashiers du Cinemart Collection. A collection of film reviews, Cinema Detours, will be published in 2013.
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