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, 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, to mount an intervention led by counsellor Mike. Megan dutifully follows the program — until she develops feelings for another camper…
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.
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.
- 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