Jamie Babbit’s classic 90s cult comedy But I’m A Cheerleader is getting a sparkling new 4K-restored Director’s Cut Blu-ray in June. This re-release coming thanks to Lionsgate Films and they have also released a new Trailer which you can check out below.
The film stars Natasha Lyonne a high school cheerleader who is sent to conversion camp when her parents suspect she is a lesbian. She eventually reluctantly goes to this camp and follows the programme until her eyes meet with a fellow camper (Clea DuVall).
Blending 90s rom-com charm with the sharp satire of an 80s John Waters’ comedy, The film is considered 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.
There is also 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.
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 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
This film also stars Cathy Moriarty, RuPaul Charles, Eddie Cibrian , Melanie Lynskey , Mink Stole and Michelle Williams.
But I’m a Cheerleader – Director’s Cut will be released on Blu-ray from 21st June from Lionsgate UK.