But I'm a Cheerleader

Release Date: July 7th, 2000

DVD Release Date: October 3rd, 2000

R |1 hr 21 min

Plot Summary

Megan (Natasha Lyonne) considers herself a typical American girl. She excels in school and cheerleading, and she has a handsome football-playing boyfriend, even though she isn't that crazy about him. So she's stunned when her parents decide she's gay and send her to True Directions, a boot camp meant to alter her sexual orientation. While there, Megan meets a rebellious and unashamed teen lesbian, Graham (Clea DuVall). Though Megan still feels confused, she starts to have feelings for Graham.

Cast: Natasha Lyonne, Cathy Moriarty, Bud Cort, Mink Stole, RuPaul , Clea Duvall, Eddie Cibrian, Julie Delpy

Director: Jamie Babbit

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Kushner-Locke International, HKM Films, Ignite Entertainment, Cheerleader LLC

Keywords: Hilarious, Spirited, Son, Witty, Forbidden love, Growing up, 1990s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 25
    Desmond RyanPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Repetitive and tedious.

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Not a great, breakout comedy, but more the kind of movie that might eventually become a regular on the midnight cult circuit. show more

  • 30
    Kevin MaynardMr. Showbiz

    Limp satire isn't worthy of its good intentions.

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