This 90’s movie is about a popular teenage girl whose parents think she’s gay so they send her away to some sort of boot camp meant to “cure her of her gayness” (which is already wrong on so many levels). She feels like she isn’t meant to be there, until she meets a girl named Graham who makes her wonder if she really does like girls. The movie has some obvious PC issues as it pokes fun at controversial topics and makes many inappropriate jokes, but it is quite funny and entertaining either way. I would rate this movie 4/5 stars and recommend it to those who like raunchy and satirical comedies. @The_Reviewer of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board
Halirious, great movie. It doesn't take itself that seriously, but totally worth watching. Rue Paul was my favorite character! Even if it was kind of weird to see him dressed as a man
Great campy, cult comedy
Fizzy, frothy, mostly light-hearted satire about so-called conversion therapy. A teenage girl (Natasha Lyonne) is sent away to be "cured" at a camp when he friends and family suspect she's a lesbian. It's a comic film about a serious subject, and I do wish the satire had gone deeper and darker. It's got a bit of the kitschy, irreverent style of John Waters, but is not as over the top as his movies. The acting is strong and the cast enthusiastic: Lyonne (During her brief indie "It" girl heyday.), Clea DuVall, RuPaul (Out of drag!), Cathy Morairty, Bud Cort of "Harold and Maude," and a young Michelle Williams. Watch this with your conservative Christian relatives today. Directed by Jamie Babbit and written by Brian Wayne Peterson.
This almost-inept, often heavy-handed, little "lesbian" comedy from 1999 was basically nothing but a contrived, one-note joke that got real tiresome, real fast.
I'd say that "But, I'm A Cheerleader" could have probably been a somewhat amusing little film had the script not been such an awful mess right from the start.
Judging from what I saw, I'd say that neither the dizzy director nor the blasted screenwriters had the slightest understanding at all about the subject matter that they were dealing with in this film's dumbass story. I mean, these guys couldn't have possibly had the least bit of insight into the subject of lesbianism, otherwise this picture would've surely been destined to become something of a certified cult-movie classic. Indeed.
Anyway - I wouldn't waste my time with this ditzy dud if I were you.
Cute movie. Must see for anyone who has friend or family that is part of the LGBT community.
Fairly funny tongue-in-cheek movie.
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