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 counsellor 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.
Special Features Include: 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
Run time: 90 mins approx. Cert: 15
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But I’m a Cheerleader – Director’s Cut is on Blu-ray 21 June from Lionsgate UK