But I'm a Cheerleader

The Cube Microplex, Bristol, BS2 8NQ
Fri 26th July 2019 8:00PM

20th anniversary screening

Dir: Jamie Babbit, 1999, USA, 85 mins, Cert: 15
Fri 26 July // 20:00

Tickets: £5 (full) / £4 (concession)

Channeling the gleeful irreverence of John Waters, this candy-colored satire is unapologetic, queer-as-hell fun.Recently ranked by IndieWire as the best lesbian film of all time, BUT I'M CHEERLEADER is a cornerstone of the American Independent and Queer film scene of the 1990s.
Jamie Babbit's creative feature debut follows Megan Bloomfield, a highschool cheerleader who is sent to a gay conversion therapy camp when her parents suspect her to be a lesbian. She meets a girl named Graham who begins to challenge the camp's ideals and what it means to be gay.
Filled to the brim with clever innuendos, colourful imagery, and witty characters, But I'm a Cheerleader will make you smile while also offering a satirical look at issues surrounding queer identity and gender roles. Using comedy to attack hard-hitting topics like heteronormativity is a change of pace from how these issues are traditionally discussed, and the film doesn't resort to tragic piano music to show us the absurdity of reparative therapy. Using an out-there sense of humour, But I'm a Cheerleader is a vivid exploration of gender, sexuality, and identity — and it's more relevant today than ever.
Super babes Natasha Lyonne, Clea DuVall and Melanie Lynskey (plus Ru Paul and Mink Stole) all star

Event Details

Doors Open at 8:00PM
Starts at 8:00PM


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