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But I’m a Cheerleader 🌈
DIRECTOR Jamie Babbit
CAST Natasha Lyonne, Michelle Williams, RuPaul, Cathy Moriarty
A glorious comedy about a cheerleader sent to a gay conversion camp – full of cutting satire and sweet romance, it’s not afraid to laugh at the scarier aspects of LGBTQ+ experiences.
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This glorious comedy is set mostly at a hilarious parody of a gay conversion camp, painted in shocking shades of blue and bubblegum pink, where cheerleader Megan (Natasha Lyonne, Orange is the New Black) is sent when her parents stage an intervention. The film has rightfully gained cult recognition because it isn’t afraid to laugh at the scarier aspects of LGBTQ+ experiences. Coming out, subverting gender roles and facing homophobia from family and friends all become fodder for cutting satire.
Presented by the Saffron Screen Young Programmers.
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(1999 USA 89 mins)
The more Mary and Mike force models of hetero perfection on their amiable charges, the more their efforts end in glaring extremes of camp. That this doesn’t feel like the gender studies lesson it is, is mostly down to the tone of intelligent mischief, punctuated by tender moments when illicit romance beckons. First rate performances all round. Time Out
BBFC advice: Contains occasional coarse language and strong sex references
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Festival tickets: Over 30s £7; 30 & under £5*
*except for The Wizard of Oz and Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.
Weekend festival pass: Over 30s £21; 30 & under £15
Buy a weekend 2 festival pass
The weekend pass (available for each weekend) will allow you to come to any festival ﬁlm over that weekend. You can buy the passes online and collect them at the cinema, but please book your tickets for the ﬁlms you wish to attend separately (you won’t have to pay but you will then be able to reserve your place) and bring your pass with you at all times.
Please note there are no allocated seats in the Studio Screen – you may select seats on a first come first served basis. The seating is raked.
This screening and the Rainbow Film Festival are made possible by the BFI’s Film Audience Network, with the support of The National Lottery.