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But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)

A naive teenager is sent to rehab camp when her straitlaced parents and friends suspect her of being a lesbian.

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Mike (as RuPaul Charles)
Katie Donahue ...
Cheerleader #1
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Cheerleader #2 (as Danielle Reneau)
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Storyline

Megan is an all-American girl. She's a cheerleader and has a boyfriend, but she doesn't like kissing him very much, and she's pretty tactile with her cheerleader friends, and she only has pictures of girls up in her locker. Her parents and friends conclude that she *must* be gay and send her off to "sexual redirection" school, full of admittedly homosexual misfits, where she can learn how to be straight. Will Megan be turned around to successful heterosexuality, or will she succumb to her love for the beautiful Graham? Written by Martin Lewison <mlewison@utk.edu>

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A Comedy Of Sexual Disorientation

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Rated R for strong language and sexual content involving teens | See all certifications »

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11 August 2000 (USA)  »

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Make Me Over  »

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$1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$60,410, 9 July 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,205,627

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,595,216
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Film debut of Kip Pardue. See more »

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When the pickup truck is pulling away in the last scene, a larger truck pulling the pickup can be seen through the tree and even hitting branches of the tree. See more »

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Megan: So it sounds stupid to you but I really love it. Cheerleading's the one thing that's kept me happy. It's exhilarating.
Graham: I would love to see you cheer.
Megan: Don't make fun of me!
Graham: No, I'm not. I'm not. Don't you think maybe I'm just jealous that you love something?
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Just Like Henry
Performed by Dressy Bessy
Written by Tammy Ealom, John Hill, Rob Greene, Darren Albert
Published by Little Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Kindercore Records
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Campy on Purpose
9 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

Incredible social commentary. Yes, It's a little campy, but it's all supposed to be that way. It's an amusing look at attempting to 'rehab" homosexuals with therapy and "finding their roots". Great acting all around, excellent writing.

Personally, it was the subtle things that did it for me. Mary's son was funny, and the cut-outs (just pay attention to the boys' lessons) were Hilarious. I thought it was a great tongue-in-cheek way of saying "okay, this is stupid, we need to let them be" for the gay community.

If you're in the mood for a lot of laughing, and RuPaul out-of-drag to boot, rent this one.


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