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But I'm a Cheerleader

A Comedy Of Sexual Disorientation 

Year: 1999 
Running Time:
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 (XWide) 
Certificate: BBFC 15 Cert – Not suitable for under 15s 
Subtitles: This film is not expected to be subtitled, though this cannot be guaranteed. 
Directed by Jamie Babbit 
Starring: Natasha Lyonne, Clea DuVall, Michelle Williams  
An image from But I'm a Cheerleader

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19:30 Thursday 23rd February 2023

Review:

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.

Olivia Lancastle

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Screenings of this film:

2022/2023 Spring Term (digital)