Wednesday, May 8, 2013

But I'm a Cheerleader

1999 American Feature

Cast: Natasha Lyonne, Michelle Williams, Bud Cort, Mink Stole, RuPaul Charles, Cathy Moriarty, Eddie Cibrian, Melanie Lynskey and Clea DuVall
Director: Jamie Babbit
Writers: Brian Wayne Peterson (screenplay) and Jamie Babbit (story)

A naïve teenaged girl is sent to a conversion therapy camp when her straitlaced parents and friends suspect her of being a lesbian.


  • Internet Movie Database: 6.2/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 34% / Audience: 73%
  • Metacritic - Critics: 39% / Audience: 8.9%
  • OMG Rating: 6/10

  • DVD: Available


  • Jamie Babbit's feature film directorial debut.
  • Casting Call: Arsenio Hall and Rosario Dawson.
  • When originally submitted to the Motion Picture Association of America rating board, But I'm a Cheerleader received an NC-17 rating. In order to get a commercially-viable R rating, several sex scenes were edited out of the final film.
  • A stage musical adaptation of But I'm a Cheerleader had its world premiere at the New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2005.

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