But I’m A Cheerleader (1999)

JAMIE BABBIT

Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB

USA, 1999.  Cheerleader LLC, Hate Kills Man, Ignite Entertainment, The Kushner-Locke Company.  Story by Jamie Babbit, Screenplay by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

The promise of great comedy that is seen in the first half of this film fizzles out when you get to the extremely lame ending. However, its premise, that of an All-American cheerleader who gets sent to a homo-rehabilitation camp because her parents are worried about the Melissa Etheridge posters on her wall, is a really funny one, and ‘s performance keeps everything afloat.  is terrific as one of the “ex-gays” running the camp, and is nothing short of terrifying as the resort’s pink-wearing leader (an “ex-gay” herself).

Toronto International Film Festival:  1999

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