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Mommy Is Coming

64 min.
Year of Production:
Papí Coxxx
Lil Harlow
Maggie Tapert
Wieland Speck
Cheryl Dunye
Stefan Kuschner
Jiz Lee
Judy Minx
Océan LeRoy
Sadie Lune
Kay Garnellen
Mad Kate
Pau Pappel
AlexAndros Zotos
Carrie Gray
dj Metzgerei
Craig McGuigan
Production Company:
Jürgen Brüning Filmproduktion
Berlinale Section:
Berlinale Category:
Feature Film

Claudine and Dylan enjoy a happy relationship for the most part. But Dylan in particular is convinced that queer Berlin must surely have more to offer than monogamous lesbianism. And so the women decide to set off on a journey of discovery: Dylan discovers a new sex club where friendly young women help her to chart her own erotic map. Claudine becomes Claude and, at the hotel where she works, meets mature attractive Helen with whom she explores a new approach to love. Being with Claude makes Helen almost forget that she only came to Berlin to take her revenge on her sexually jaded husband Hans and to see how her daughter Dylan is getting along. In the film’s grand finale, everything and (almost) everyone end up in a hotel bed...

Legendary American underground director Cheryl Dunye has a penchant for sex, fun, gender bending and taboo breaking. She takes great relish in this humorous tale of three women’s sexual journey that is both a buoyant reference to and a self-confidently queer interpretation of a porn scenario. Dunye will be familiar to Berlinale audiences from her Teddy Award-winning THE WATERMELON WOMAN (1996). She returned to the Panorama in 2010 with THE OWLS.

BIOGRAFIE Cheryl Dunye

Born in Monrovia, Liberia, in 1966. After graduating from Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts in New Jersey, she began making films in which she also played the leading role. She first took part in the Berlinale’s Panorama section with her 1995 work GREETINGS FROM AFRICA. In 1996 she received a Teddy Award for THE WATERMELON WOMAN. She is currently teaching at Temple University’s Department of Film and Media Arts.

FILMOGRAFIE Cheryl Dunye (selection)

2012 Mommy Is Coming  2009 The Owls   2004 My Baby´s Daddy  1995 The Watermelon Woman  1993 Untitled Portait  1992 Vanilla Sex 

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Interview with Cheryl Dunye

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