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But I'm a Cheerleader [DVD] [1999]

Release Date:07/22/2003
Jamie Babbit's biting satire But I'm a Cheerleader gets a second DVD release from Lion's Gate that differs very little from the original. The film is presented in a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence. This is an acceptable, but by-the-numbers release.

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    Special Features

    • 16 x 9 widescreen (1.85:1)
    • English and Spanish subtitles
    • Closed Captioned


    But I'm a Cheerleader
    In this satire, parents who are worried that their children might not be walking the straight and narrow path discover a rehabilitation camp designed to curb alternative lifestyles. Megan (Natasha Lyonne), a high school student and member of the cheerleading squad, seems like an ordinary enough teenage girl, but her habit of honestly expressing herself and lack of romantic enthusiasm for her boyfriend convince her very repressed parents, Peter (Bud Cort) and Nancy (Mink Stole), that Megan is becoming a lesbian. So Megan is shipped off to True Directions, a camp for gay and gay-leaning teens, where Mary Brown (Cathy Moriarty) attempts to deprogram kids with homosexual tendencies. The first step in the process is to get each teen to admit to their homosexuality, which Megan is loath to do, since she doesn't believe she's a lesbian -- or at least she didn't think so before she met her new friend Graham (Clea DuVall), who seems quite sure that she likes girls. Meanwhile, Mary's son Rock (Eddie Cibrian) may be exempt from the camp's activities, but he turns more than a few heads among True Directions' male inmates. Noted female impersonator RuPaul appears as a camp guide, and Julie Delpy has a cameo as a "lipstick lesbian." ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Natasha Lyonne
      Natasha Lyonne - Megan
    • Cathy Moriarty
      Cathy Moriarty - Mary Brown
    • Bud Cort
      Bud Cort - Peter
    • Mink Stole
      Mink Stole - Nancy
    • RuPaul
      RuPaul - Mike

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