Classic 90s LGBT fan-favourite comedy But I’m A Cheerleader heads to Blu-ray in U.K. this June from a new 4K-restored Director’s Cut (from director Jamie Babbit).
This whimsically edgy comedy follows teenager Megan (Natasha Lyonne), 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 Moriartyl), to mount an intervention led by counselor Mike (RuPaul Charles). Megan dutifully follows the program — until she develops feelings for another camper (Clea DuVall)…
Blending 90s rom-com charm with the sharp satire of an 80s John Waters’ comedy, But I’m a Cheerleader is a timeless, hilarious and candy-coloured tale of acceptance and love that’s as relevant now as it was on its release, newly restored in 4K for this brand new director’s cut.
With a musical adaption 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.
Special features include:
– 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
But I’m a Cheerleader – Director’s Cut is on Blu-ray 21st June from Lionsgate UK
Pre-order now from Amazon UK