Chauncey -Theater 2 Fri, Mar 24, 2023 10:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Bijou Partnerships
Film Info
Runtime:85 minutes
Director:Jamie Babbit
Year Released:1999
Production Country:USA


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Presented by the Bijou Film Board, and as part of Bijou's Partnerships program.
FREE for UI students (present student ID at box office) and $8.00 for the general public!

Presented in partnership with the Honors DEI Council

“What makes But I'm A Cheerleader so emotionally affecting is that despite the cotton-candy exterior, the film never lets its audience forget that these are people undergoing a traumatic experience.” - Anne Cohen, Refinery29

“Between the laughs, But I’m a Cheerleader actually makes some credible statements about society's suspicion of nonconformists, and it gives us a winning heroine in Megan...” - Paul Sherman, Boston Herald

Megan (Natasha Lyonne) considers herself a typical American girl. She excels in school and cheerleading, and she has a handsome football-playing boyfriend, even though she isn't that crazy about him. So she's stunned when her parents decide she's gay and send her to True Directions, a boot camp meant to alter her sexual orientation. While there, Megan meets a rebellious and unashamed teen lesbian, Graham (Clea DuVall). Though Megan still feels confused, she starts to have feelings for Graham.

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