Jamie Babbit’s classic 90s cult comedy But I’m A Cheerleader heads to Blu-ray this June in a sparkling new 4K-restored Director’s Cut.
This whimsically edgy comedy follows teenager Megan (Natasha Lyonne, Orange is the New Black), whose suburban existence, filled with friends, cheerleading, and all-American fun, is upended when her straight-laced parents suspect she may be a lesbian. In a panic, they send her to True Directions, a ‘rehabilitation’ camp run by the strict and prudish Mary (Cathy Moriarty, Raging Bull), to mount an intervention led by counselor Mike (RuPaul Charles, RuPaul’s Drag Race). Megan dutifully follows the program — until she develops feelings for another camper (Clea DuVall, The Handmaid’s Tale)…
Blending 90s rom-com charm with the sharp satire of an 80s John Waters’ comedy, But I’m a Cheerleader is a timeless, hilarious and candy-coloured tale of acceptance and love that’s as relevant now as it was on its release, restored in 4K for this brand new director’s cut.
Starring: Natasha Lyonne, Clea DuVall, Cathy Moriarty, RuPaul Charles, Eddie Cibrian (CSI Miami), Melanie Lynskey (Mrs America, The Perks of Being a Wallflower), Mink Stole (Hairspray, Female Trouble) and Michelle Williams (Brokeback Mountain, The Greatest Showman).
With a musical based on But I’m a Cheerleader heading to the stage soon, there’s no better time to revisit this beloved 90s comedy. More information on the musical is expected this summer.
– But I’m a Cheerleader Class Reunion
– Making But I’m a Cheerleader…in 1999
– But I’m a Composer… A chat with Pat Irwin
– Student Film: Discharge
– Audio commentary with director Jamie Babbit, costume designer Alix Friedberg and production designer Rachel Kamerman