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New Trailer for the Director’s Cut of Cult 90s Comedy BUT I’M A CHEERLEADER

But I'm a Cheerleader
A director's cut of the comedy is coming to UK blu-ray in June.

Lost in the mound of teen comedies that arrived at the turn of the century was director Jamie Babbit's But I'm a Cheerleader. Thanks to its lesbian content, the film was somewhat buried on its release back in 1999 but has become a cult favourite since, even inspiring an upcoming stage musical.

The film stars Natasha Lyonne as a suburban cheerleader sent to a gay conversion therapy camp when her parents suspect she might be a lesbian. But their plan backfires when she falls for a fellow camper (Clea Duvall). Cathy Moriarty, RuPaul Charles, Eddie Cibrian, Melanie Lynskey, Mink Stole and Michelle Williams also star.

Restored in 4K, a new director's cut has been assembled for release on UK blu-ray on June 21st. Pre-order at Amazon.

Bonus features include a reunion featurette; a "making of"; an interview with composer Pat Irwin; Babbit's student film Discharge; and a feature commentary with Babbit, costume designer Alix Friedberg and production designer Rachel Kamerman.

Check out the new trailer below.




The official synopsis reads:

This whimsically edgy comedy follows teenager Megan (Natasha Lyonne, Orange is the New Black), 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 (Cathy Moriarty, Raging Bull), to mount an intervention led by counselor Mike (RuPaul Charles, RuPaul’s Drag Race). Megan dutifully follows the program — until she develops feelings for another camper (Clea DuVall, The Handmaid’s Tale)…

But I'm a Cheerleader director's cut bluray