But I'm a Cheerleader
A Comedy Of Sexual Disorientation
19:30 Thursday 23rd February 2023
Arguably one of the most iconic conversion camp comedies of all time, But I’m A Cheerleader is a delightfully light-hearted take on a classic coming-out story. Megan (Natasha Lyonne) is shocked when her friends and parents decide she’s a lesbian – based on flimsy evidence like her eating tofu, and fantasising about her fellow cheerleaders – and pack her off to True Directions conversion camp. Suddenly, Megan’s life consists of learning to vacuum, psychoanalysing her homosexual tendencies, and developing a crush on fellow inmate and unashamed lesbian Graham (Clea DuVall), which may not have been the outcome her parents anticipated. While shining a light on the inhumane practice of conversion therapy, But I’m A Cheerleader manages to be funny, entertaining, and something of a queer classic.
Screenings of this film:
|2022/2023 Spring Term – (digital)|