But I'm A Cheerleader
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But I'm A Cheerleader
Confident and opinionated, 17-year-old Megan is far too strong-willed for her unsuppportive parents, who begin to worry she is a lesbian. Their solution is to send Megan to 'True Directions,' a "rehabilitation camp" run by homophobic counselor Mary Brown. Soon Megan meets the equally defiant Graham, and the two form a fast friendship. Ironically, the more time Megan spends at the camp, the more she begins to question just how fixed her sexuality really is.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 34%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Broadly conceived and schematically directed (or is it non-directed?), this is a shallow satire, basically a short extended into feature length movie, about a rehabilitation camp for gays and lesbians that wastes the talent of Natasha Lyons."
‑ Emanuel Levy, Variety
"The movie blows it by (A) trading in witless stereotypes and (B) not being remotely funny."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"A trashy, pandering camp homage to the cute quirks of homosexuality."
‑ Chuck Rudolph, Matinee Magazine
"It is just as torturous watching this film, as it probably is going through such an indoctrination program."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"It's the year's funniest, most absurd sight gag."
‑ Wesley Morris, San Francisco Examiner
"Gay love satire for mature older teens and up."
‑ Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media
"But I'm a Cheerleader may seem too elementary to a sophisticated crowd"
‑ Moira Sullivan, Movie Magazine International
"A candy-coated, completely negligible bit of fluff that plays like emasculated John Waters."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"Most of the film's imagination and energy seem to have gone into the clever casting."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Cheerleader is certainly refreshing."
‑ Mike Gregory, Reel.com
"Very quickly grows repetitive and groan-inducing."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"Will put girls off the proffession forever. An utter mess of a movie."
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"The one-joke movie is cute but rarely funny."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"But I'm a Cheerleader plays a lot like a sitcom, only not a very funny one."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"The edgy dialogue keeps the film fresh, lively and light."
‑ Ross Anthony, Hollywood Report Card
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