BUT I'M A CHEERLEADER

Vulgar Satire

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Release Date: July 07, 2000

Starring: Cathy Moriarity, Natasha
Lyonne, Clea DuVall, RuPaul
Charles, Wesley Mann, &
Richard Moll.

Genre: Satire

Audience: Older teenagers & adults

Rating: R

Runtime: 81 minutes

Distributor: Lions Gate Films

Director: Jamie Babbit

Executive Producer: Michael Burns & Marc Butan

Producer: Leanna Creel, Alexis
Magagni-Seely & Andrea
Sperling

Writer: Brian Wayne Peterson

Address Comments To:

Tom Ortenburg & Mark Urman, Co-Presidents
Lions Gate Releasing
561 Broadway
Suite 12B
New York, NY 10012
Phone: (212) 966-4670
Fax: (212) 966-2544
Website: www.lionsgatefilms.com

Content:

(HoHoHo, PCPC, Ab, LLL, V, SSS, NN, AA, D, MM) Strong homosexual worldview with many politically correct messages & some anti-Christian elements; 25 obscenities, 8 profanities (mostly “oh God”) & many lewd sexual phrases & sexual names for body parts; girl zaps boy with electronic zapper & girl throws rock at man to ward him off; numerous scenes of sexual discussion, girl’s room has many “vaginal motifs,” characters exhibit promiscuous behavior including boys lusting after men, girls use “zappers” when they think about other girls for ‘aversion therapy,” flash card showing brief full frontal female nudity, comment about oral sex between boys, boy describes getting an erection in boys locker room, man strokes broom handle sensuously, girl grabs other girl's behind while dancing, implied & partially depicted masturbation, instruction of how a man is to have sex with a woman done for humor, homosexual kissing, & heavy petting; upper male nudity, male & female in skin leotards & some thigh & cleavage shown; underage alcohol use by main characters; smoking; and, lying, stealing & rebellion against parents & authority.

Summary:

BUT I’M A CHEERLEADER is a satirical look at a teenage girl forced to go to a school for sexual “deprogramming” of people with homosexual desires. Understandably shallow, this movie plays on both homosexual and Christian stereotypes and depicts many crude sexual situations in a pro-homosexual, politically correct, manner.

Review:

BUT I’M A CHEERLEADER is a satirical look at a teenage girl forced to go to a school for sexual “deprogramming” of people with homosexual desires. Although she begins to consider herself a lesbian in therapy and tries to become heterosexual, she becomes attracted to another girl.

After showing signs of homosexual behavior, Megan Bloomfield (Natasha Lyonne) is sent off to True Directions, a school that tries to reverse homosexual behavior in boys and girls. Upon her arrival, she meets Graham (Clea DuVall), a defiant lesbian forced into the program by her parents. Megan and Graham are at odds at first, but when assigned to each other as partners in class, they begin to grow closer.

Throughout this movie there are many scenes with suggestive sexual behavior, much of which involves both Christian and homosexual stereotypes. In fact, when one of the other teenagers confronts Megan about her relationship with her boyfriend (if she had sex with him), Megan replies, “No, I’m a Christian.” This, however, does not stop her from participating in promiscuous behavior with a girl.

BUT I’M A CHEERLEADER satirizes the recent publicity about homosexuals turning their lives around, coined “deprogramming” by some. This type of turnaround which many people with homosexual desires have made, however, is not a product of an agenda, but rather a saving knowledge of God and Jesus Christ. The real agenda in this movie is a politically correct one that includes slams against Christians. This results in an obvious, shallow depiction among the movie’s characters regardless of their sexuality. Filled with politically correct messages, the characters in this movie exhibit behavior based more on their sexual impulses rather than their brains.

This movie is typical of other pro-homosexual movies, which often include many strong, crude sexual situations and explicit language. It shows that the whole agenda of these movies is not just to present an “alternative lifestyle,” but to corrupt the sexual behavior of teenage, and even younger, children. The real, sometimes hidden, goal of these movies is to destroy orthodox Christian beliefs and the Bible and to censor Christians by slandering them in the public arena.

In Brief:

BUT I’M A CHEERLEADER is a satirical look at a teenage girl forced to go to a school for sexual “deprogramming” of people with homosexual desires. After showing signs of homosexual behavior, Megan Bloomfield is sent off to True Directions, a school that tries to reverse homosexual behavior in boys and girls. Upon her arrival, she meets Graham, a defiant lesbian forced into the program by her parents. Megan and Graham are at odds at first, but when assigned to each other as partners in class, they begin to grow closer. Throughout this movie there are many scenes with suggestive sexual behavior, much of which involves both Christian and homosexual stereotypes. In fact, when one of the other teenagers confronts Megan about her sexual relationship with her boyfriend, Megan replies, “No, I’m a Christian.” This, however, does not stop her from participating in promiscuous behavior with a girl.

The real agenda in this movie is a politically correct one that includes slams against Christians. This results in an obvious, shallow and vulgar depiction of the movie’s characters. The characters in this movie exhibit behavior based more on their sexual impulses rather than their brains