Actors: Natasha Lyonne, Clea DuVall, Michelle Williams
Director: Jamie Babbit
From Gay Essential
A classic satire in gay cinema, But I’m A Cheerleader is a feature film which was released in 1999. Written by Brian Wayne Peterson and directed by Jamie Babbit, the romantic comedy follows the story of a young lesbian cheerleader who is sent by her parents to conversion therapy. The film stars Natasha Lyonne and features Michelle Williams, Clea DuVall and RuPaul among many others.
“A fittingly camp comedy for a film about a gay rehabilitation camp. However it’s a serious message wrapped in a light and funny film. Underrated.”
— Big Gay Picture Show
“The false life that the characters are striving for is reflected in the set and costume design in this film; candy colors dominate, and pink and blue are the two colors most everything is divided into.”
— Clayholio Watches Movies
“I expected a comedic but didactic retelling of Life’s Important Lessons: that we cannot hide from ourselves, and that personality (and, in this case, sexual orientation) cannot be learned. I was delighted to find, however, that But I’m A Cheerleader, while imparting that message, is an intelligent comedy and a touching love story, not merely a vehicle for a trite and political moral message.”
— Film Monthly
- Format: PAL
- Language: English
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe)
- Aspect Ratio: 4:3 – 1.33:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: In2film
- DVD Release Date: 8 Jun. 2009
- Run Time: 89 minutes
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