• But I'm a Cheerleader (20th Anniversary screening)

  • Fri, 26-07-2019 at 20:00
  • The Cube Microplex
    Dove Street South
    BS2 8JD Bristol
But I'm a Cheerleader (20th Anniversary screening) - The Cube Microplex - Bristol

Dir: Jamie Babbit, 1999, USA, 85 mins, Cert: 15Fri 26 July // 20:00 Tickets: £5 (full) / £4 (concession)Channeling the gleeful irreverence of John Waters, this candy-colored satire is unapologetic, queer-as-hell fun.Recently ranked by IndieWire as the best lesbian film of all time, BUT I'M CHEERLEADER is a cornerstone of the American Independent and Queer film scene of the 1990s.Jamie Babbit's creative feature debut follows Megan Bloomfield, a highschool cheerleader who is sent to a gay conversion therapy camp when her parents suspect her to be a lesbian. She meets a girl named Graham who begins to challenge the camp's ideals and what it means to be gay.Filled to the brim with clever innuendos, colourful imagery, and witty characters, But I'm a Cheerleader will make you smile while also offering a satirical look at issues surrounding queer identity and gender roles. Using comedy to attack hard-hitting topics like heteronormativity is a change of pace from how these issues are traditionally discussed, and the film doesn't resort to tragic piano music to show us the absurdity of reparative therapy. Using an out-there sense of humour, But I'm a Cheerleader is a vivid exploration of gender, sexuality, and identity — and it's more relevant today than ever. Super babes Natasha Lyonne, Clea DuVall and Melanie Lynskey (plus Ru Paul and Mink Stole) all star