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But I’m A Cheerleader

Saturday, Jun 4, 2022 at 6:00 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

Dir. Jamie Babbit. 2000, 84 mins. DCP. With Natasha Lyonne, Clea DuVall, RuPaul, Cathy Moriarty, Melanie Lynskey, Michelle Wiliams, Bud Cort. Megan (Lyonne) believes she’s leading the perfect American life. She has good grades. She goes to church. She’s a cheerleader. But her family and friends all believe she’s gay. Megan is sent to True Directions, a gay conversion camp under the wicked watch of Mary Brown (Cathy Moriarty), who promises to have Megan saying “straight is great” in no time—yet Megan seems oddly drawn to rebellious Graham (Clea DuVall). The cult fervor for this early 2000s video store queer favorite remains as strong as ever thanks to its streaks of black humor, John Waters–inspired aesthetic and color palette, and sincere performances from its romantic leads.

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / Free or discounted for MoMI members ($11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.