Sort of a Jeffrey turned female high school cheerleader meets John Waters with only the best qualities of each. There was no one outstanding scene, every scene was surreal and hilarious. Don't run out as soon as the credits start rolling: There is one last scene that seals this film with just the perfect touch. It was a beautiful and funny movie with a great cast. However, she soon realizes that she would prefer to watch her squad-mates over kissing Jared. Natasha Lyonne as 17 year old Megan the heroine of the story demonstrates amazing qualities of acting in a role which is probably the most demanding any actor or actress can face: that of a changing adolescent personality re-discovering one's inner, formerly suppressed unconscious self over two months, while still remaining herself in a way.
If you compare her different faces at different phases of the story, e. People were literally laughing out loud in the theatre in a way I haven't heard since seeing Waiting For Guffman. . The targets have been satirized so often there is little bite left in rehashing the same simple stereotypes. The girls have to wear pink uniforms and do housework; the boys are in blue and have to learn to chop wood, work on cars and learn football.
Regardless, I couldn't find anything wrong with this film - the direction is good, the cast is a brilliant ensemble and the pivotal love story in this film and chemistry between the lesbian duo is sparkling. To many viewers this is probably not much more than a well-made, feel-good satirical comedy about teenage homosexuality and adult homophobia mixed with some heart-warming moments, and indeed it serves that function of somewhat superficial entertainment well. The boys are instructed in the fine arts of wood chopping, throwing a football and fixing cars. Very rarely am I this impressed by a film. She has not been developing an interest in the opposite sex as a 'normal' teenage girl should even if she is a cheerleader, the most heterosexual of activities you would think.
She is a popular cheerleader, dating the captain of the football team. That case is the reason I enjoyed this film so much and recommend it highly to audiences, especially young gay audiences. She's assisted by RuPaul Charles out of drag who's a graduate of her center and son Eddie Cibrian, a really hunky sort who's a role model for the boys and a sex object for the girls. Why does she seem so disinterested in making out with her boyfriend? All in all, this is a great movie and I really enjoyed it! I highly recommend it for re-watching it several times: you will not get bored if you are attentive enough. Because of this parents conclude that their daughter - lesbian. Other cast members have likewise been seen elsewhere to better advantage. The place is called True Directions and it's run by this huckster of a woman played by Cathy Moriarty.
However, the behavior of the girls a little strange. Natasha Lyonne plays Megan, a sweet, all-American, Christian cheerleader in this hysterical satire about teenagers who are forced to go to a gay rehabilitation camp, 'True Directions', to stop their homosexual urges. A nice lesson and all. It removes the work from the same category as all those ultra-slick bubble-headed comedies about teens that major studios seem to release with frightening regularity. Their portrayals of Megan and Graham were up to perfection and I truly believed in their characters, in short, they just really got me. Someday, gay cinema will grow up. If campy humor and love catch your eye, check it out.
Well at first, the two hate each other, but then soon afterwords, become friends. The scary thing is, places like 'True Directions' really exist! As for people who didn't, hey, you're allowed to not like it, but if it is for reasons that really don't seem warranted, maybe you should give But I'm a Cheerleader another look. It is certainly one of the best comedies. What forces Megan to attend this camp? The camp's program forces campers to admit their deviancy, engage in traditional gender roles, and having straight intercourse. Great acting all around, excellent writing.
While there, Megan meets a rebellious and unashamed teen lesbian, Graham Clea DuVall. We see the girls being given instructions on how to use a vacuum cleaner, wear makeup and change diapers. First of all, yes the movie is full of stereotypes, but that's the point. If you're in the mood for a lot of laughing, and RuPaul out-of-drag to boot, rent this one. Megan Bloomfield is a beautiful blonde, who seems to have the life that every girl has once dreampt of.
Megan Bloomfield, a cute, 17 year-old, high school cheerleader, is suspected for the most preposterous reasons imaginable , by her less-than-enlightened parents, of being 100% lesbian. Graham tells her that no one can change who you are, but Megan is determined to graduate. There were some real standout performances - Dante Basco as Dolph and Clea DuVall as Graham deserve special recognition. That may seem like an odd combination, but Jamie Babbit Malcolm in the Middle, among others delivers a wry comedy about sexual stereotypes, while surreptously getting you to deeply sympathize with a pair of outcast teenage lesbians. Mary's son was funny, and the cut-outs just pay attention to the boys' lessons were Hilarious. I found it to be highly enjoyable. It's a topic that needs to be addressed, the fraud of these ex-gay ministries.
Of course, the camp itself is run by a bunch of extreme closet-cases Cathy Moriarty, RuPaul Charles , the most normal people in the film are the gay and lesbian people who refuse to give in the pressure and be who they want to be. Anyway being the good Christians they are, Natasha's sent off to one of those reorientation centers so popular now among fundamentalist Christians, those who refuse to recognize such evil people as Freud and Kinsey and their work, and want to raise normal heterosexual kids. It played on all the typical gay stereotypes, while also discrediting them. It's too bad that the filmmakers approached the material with a kindergartener's point of view. It's also why her lover got off as lightly as she did. Its unusual to see a comedy that makes you think.
The girl's bathroom has literally thousands of daisies attached to the walls. Well, if nothing else, it's easy to follow. Her parents noticed that all the photo Megan inserts only photos of girls and not a single photo of the boy. This film is a biting and hilarious parody of people who not only force themselves into artificial molds but also feel the to make other people fit the same stereotypical molds. This is one of the only films I've seen which shows you can have a wonderful life and be happy and be loved and be gay.