But I’m a Cheerleader
Director: Jamie Babbit Run Time: 85 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1999
Starring: Natasha Lyonne, Clea DuVall, Cathy Moriarty, Bud Cort, Eddie Cibrian, RuPaul
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35mm archival print courtesy of Jaime Babbitt and the UCLA Film and Television Archive
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.