Event: Co-Presentation: But I'm a Cheerleader
But I'm a Cheerleader
Dir. Jamie Babbit
US 2000 (92:00)
But I’m A Cheerleader features everyone’s favourite OITNB actress, Natasha Lyonne, teamed up with director Jamie Babbit for her first feature film. The film uses the story of a young woman finding her sexuality to explore the social construction of gender roles and the artificiality of gender construction (highlighted through superb costume and production design using artificial textures in intense blues and pinks).
But I’m A Cheerleader takes us on a hilarious adventure with Megan, a high school teen who believes her life—that of a well-liked cheerleader with a football player boyfriend—is completely normal. Her tightlipped Christian parents think otherwise (ugghhhhhh, parents) and call for an intervention: Megan has to go to True Directions, a sexual conversion therapy camp so she can be cured of her lesbianism.