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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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Nancy
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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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Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$60,410 (USA) (9 July 2000)

Gross:

$2,205,627 (USA)
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Trivia

Melanie Lynskey was Jamie Babbit's first choice to play Hilary after the director had seen her in Heavenly Creatures (1994) and Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998). Additionally, Lynskey had already worked with Natasha Lyonne (Megan) in Detroit Rock City (1999). See more »

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The morning after Megan and Graham sleep together, everyone is looking down at Megan who is laying in bed looking up. Between cuts Hilary's glasses disappear and reappear. See more »

Quotes

Mary: Get out of bed! You hormonal hussy! I can't believe you did this. You were supposed to be the role model! Now, Get - Up - Right - Now!
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Referenced in (500) Days of Summer (2009) See more »

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Together Forever In Love
Written and Performed by Go Sailor
Published by Go Sailor
Courtesy of Lookout Records LLC
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Not your usual love story!
6 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

But I'm A Cheerleader was a great look at what Hollywood rarely looks at. Gays. It was a beautiful and funny movie with a great cast. Jamie Babbit Directed her young cast brilliantly and the cast should be commended on the believability of their characters. Each actor and actress really becomes the role. Admititly it is not without its drawbacks. Some of the scenes went to fast and we were not able to soak in the jokes. In some scenes the actors who payed the gay men did over act their roles a bit but i suppose they had to. Really needs two viewings to appreciate it more. Also anyone who does not get moved by 'that cheer' must be made of stone. A great movie for anyone in the closet or anyone just looking for a good feel-good-movie.


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