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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Megan
... Kimberly
... Jared
... Peter
... Nancy
... Mike (as RuPaul Charles)
Katie Donahue ... Cheerleader #1
Danielle Rene ... Cheerleader #2 (as Danielle Reneau)
... Mary Brown
... Rock
... Hilary
... Graham
... Jan
... Sinead
... 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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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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Budget:

$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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1.85 : 1
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Cathy Moriarty asks a character if she wants to be a "raging bull-dyke." Moriarty received an Oscar nomination for her role in Raging Bull (1980). See more »

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When Dolph and Megan get in the truck to go and kidnap Clayton and Graham from graduation, the back window of the truck is not painted. When Graham climbs in the back of the truck after Megan's cheer, the window is painted red and white. 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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Evening in Paris
Written and Performed by Lois Maffeo (as Lois)
Published by Lois Maffeo (BMI)
Courtesy of K Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Satiric delight
27 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

This film is a biting and hilarious parody of people who not only force themselves into artificial molds but also feel the to make other people fit the same stereotypical molds. The main attack of the satire is on the delusion that homosexuals can be cured by people who are themselves repressed homosexuals.

Deliciously silly victorian roles of males and females are superimposed on the teenagers who struggle not to be who they really are. But the garishly-colored costumes of the 1950's "Father Knows Best" and "Leave It To Beaver" style are as incongruous as the fake role-playing. In the end, at least some of the young victims of this cruelty escape to face a life of being themselves.


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