The But I’m a Cheerleader: Director’s Cut is Coming Soon to Blu-ray!

A LGBTQ+ classic, this candy-colored comedy of sexual discovery chronicles the life of Megan (Natasha Lyonne) a typical teenager coming of age in anything but typical fashion. Megan’s super normal suburban existence is filled with friends, pom-poms and rah-rah enthusiasm… until her straight-laced parents (Mink Stole and Bud Cort) suspect that their “little poodle” may, in fact, be showing deviant lesbian tendencies!

In a complete panic, Megan’s parents elicit the of a rehabilitation camp called True Directions, run under the strict, all-seeing eyes of the sadistic anti-gay Mary (Cathy Moriarty). Megan dutifully gets with the deprogramming so she can quickly return to her life, but the presence of Graham (Clea Duvall) keeps her from forgetting who she truly is.

RuPaul, Melanie Lynskey, Michelle Williams, Eddie Cibrian, Katharine Towne, Richard Moll, Julie Delpy and more also co-star in this beloved comedy!

Watch the trailer for the new Director’s Cut of But I’m a Cheerleader below and click here to pre-order your copy. It is being released on June 1st.


Note: The Director’s Cut is available on the Blu-ray only. The DVD features only the original theatrical cut of the film.


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Read This: Making Gay Movies is Hard


Vanity Fair has published an interesting article on the difficulty of getting financing and support for LGBTQ-themed films – even in this day and age (and even when a major talent is attached behind the camera). Journalist Nick Romano collected the thoughts of numerous LGBTQ directors working today to get their reflection on the current cinema climate.


Included are Andrew Ahn (Spa Night), Ira Sachs (Love is Strange, Keep the Lights On, The Delta), Jamie Babbit (But I’m a Cheerleader, Itty Bitty Titty Committee), Justin Kelly (I Am Michael), Eliza Hittman (Beach Rats) and Sydney Freeland (Drunktown’s Finest).

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