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But I'm a Cheerleader
But I'm a Cheerleader
Actors: Natasha Lyonne, Clea DuVall, Michelle Williams, Brandt Wille, Bud Cort
Director: Jamie Babbit
Genres: Comedy, Drama
R     2003     1hr 25min

This candy-box colored comedy of sexual discovery chronicles the life of Megan (Natasha Lyonne) a typical teenager coming of age in anything but a typical fashion. Megan's super normal suburban existence is filled with fri...  more »


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Actors: Natasha Lyonne, Clea DuVall, Michelle Williams, Brandt Wille, Bud Cort
Director: Jamie Babbit
Creators: Jamie Babbit, Alexis Magagni-Seely, Andrea Sperling, Andy Kaplan, Donald Kushner, Effie Brown, Brian Wayne Peterson
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Gay & Lesbian, Drama
Studio: Lions Gate
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 07/22/2003
Original Release Date: 01/01/2000
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2000
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 25min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 6
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
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Nicole W. (sterju3) from SCRANTON, PA
Reviewed on 9/5/2009...
Wow, what a great movie! This is a movie about gay and lesbian teens that are at a camp to be reprogramed not to be gay. It is very funny, but does tell a good story, the moral being: No one chooses to be gay, it is just who you are. If you are homophobic or a strict christian, it's not for you, or maby it is and you will finally get it! Anyway if was very fine acting, and yes there are gay/lesbian sex scenes, but it was beatifully done, just like any other straight scenes. I love the fact that the woman who runs the camp has a gay son, but she just can't see it, even though it it very obvious. Anyway, if you think I'm pushing this movie because I'm gay, your wrong, I'm not.. It was just a very good movie about a subject many people can't accept.
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Movie Reviews

Sharon D. Spiller | Erie, Pennsylvania USA | 10/15/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the most ridiculous film I have ever seen. The absolute absurdity and unbelievability of the entire plot is beyond belief. And you know what? I loved this film. Natasha Lyonne gives a stellar performance as Megan, a high school cheerleader who is sent away in order to rid herself of what her parents see as "unnatural tendencies". While there, she meets Mary, brilliantly played by Cathy Moriarty, the head of the camp who has taken over the task of ingraining heterosexual values into the ditzy high school student. During her stay she comes into contact with a motley group of people trying to go straight. Clea Duvall's portrayal of Graham as a pessimistic and brooding parental disappointment is the perfect foil for the optimistic/goody two shoes Megan and is never overblown or excessive. RuPaul's performance as Mary's assistant and Eddie Cibrian's portrayal as her son Rock, are extremely funny and absurd at the same time. Although this film is a satire on the "ex gay" movement, there are some scenes that are so accurate and true regarding love, attraction and disappontment, that the viewer ends up nodding in agreement. Do yourself a favor and watch this film. It's hilarious!"
Cute and Hilarious Fun!
Andre Mason | 09/06/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I really really enjoyed this gay cinderella story. Even though, the rest of America didnt enjoy this movie, because it wasn't released nationally, but I saw it when it came out in NYC and I absolutely loved it. It's was a cute satrical look at the coming of age gay girl in many middle americans, that just dont know that they are. So the main character's mom sends her to a camp to be straight again. This is where the fun begins. The camp is full of different characters each portraying some gay stereotype one way or another. Certain scenes will leave you chuckling to yourself or laughing out loud. Clea Duvall is always an enjoyable sight, but she has to be careful before she's type cast. She's already played a few lesbian characters before. Natasha Lyonne was such a believable, closeted gay character that you cant help, but laugh at her funny looks of confusion. Rupal is hilarious and is great as a man as he is in drag and it was good seeing him without the wig for a change, but the funniest character, Eddie Cibrian, who plays Rock, a gay guy trying to be masculine for his mother, Cathy Moriarty who is the head of the camp. It's funny seeing him flip flop back and forth from being butch to queen. This is definitely a movie worth checking out and something not to be afraid of watching. It's good exposure."
Funny, touching movie
Amy | San Francisco | 08/18/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This movie was great. Alot of people have said that it couldn't decide weather it was funny or serious but that's actually what makes it so good--and a romantic comedy!It gets laughs by exaggerating gay and lesbian sterotypes (in a non-offensive way), making fun of those 'gay rehab' places, at homophobia, and at itself. There are also a lot of "inside jokes" in there--pay attention! ("raging bulldyke", "it's time to wake mary")!The romantic part is truly sweet and is in classic love/hate relationship format. You walk out just feeling happy! :) This is the first movie that I've seen that doesn't portray lesbians as either: man-hating super-butches, leather bound kink-freaks, psychotic killers, or soft-core porn icons to please the straight males in the crowd. That's really important for all us young lesbians who don't fall into one of those categories and it is a sign of society's (or at least the film industry's) changing attitude towards lesbainism!That being said,this movie is for EVERYONE--highly enjoyable for all. My (straight as an arrow, happily married) mother went with me and there were quite a few straight couples there on dates. Everyone was laughing out loud and clapping at the end--something that doesn't seem to happen much at movies!In case you can't tell, I highly recommend this movie!"