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But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)

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

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Cast

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Brandt Wille ...
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Peter
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Nancy
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Mike (as RuPaul Charles)
Katie Donahue ...
Cheerleader #1
Danielle Reneau ...
Cheerleader #2
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Mary Brown
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Rock
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Jan
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Sinead
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Joel
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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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friend | lesbian | cheerleader | locker | love | See more »

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A Comedy Of Sexual Disorientation

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Comedy | Drama

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

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16 November 2000 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Make Me Over  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$60,410 (USA) (7 July 2000)

Gross:

$2,199,853 (USA) (15 September 2000)
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Trivia

Graham's tattoo is the Chinese character for "star". See more »

Goofs

Graham's cigarette when Megan and Graham are talking while Megan is trying to write her "cheer". See more »

Quotes

Megan: Your parents didn't stay very long.
Graham: Well, I imagine it gets uncomfortable sitting that long with a stick up your ass.
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Chick Habit (Laisse Tomber Les Filles)
Performed by April March
Written by April March
Original version Composed and Written by Serge Gainsbourg
Published by Yé Yé Music (BMI)
©1964 Bagatelle S.A. (transferred to Sidonic Publishing)
Courtesy of Ideal Records
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Fun, Fun, Fun!!
31 July 2001 | by (Valencia, Spain) – See all my reviews

This movie is hilarious!!! Richard Moll has a great role, and so does Cathy Moriarty. The premise is that most straight parents would probably like to send their gay & lesbian kids to some kind of school for heterosexual rehabilitation. The school and the Headmistress (Moriarty) tries hard to really help these kids (in a tongue in cheek manner), and that just makes the movie funnier! The message is that we are who we are? Perhaps we are who we eat? But it is all fun, and while there are some philosophical issues; the school is played for laughs, and the kids are not degraded or verbally abused beyond having to go to that school. Their ideas and reactions to the situations are wholesome and heartwarming and show that kids are kids regardless of orientation. The surprise ending is funny, and the movie leaves you with a positive feeling.


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