- Rated R
- By Jamie Babbit
- Reviewed by Mia
The following are out of 5
Racial Representation: 3.5
LGBTQ+ Representation: 5
Disability Representation: 1
Body Size Representation: 2
Gender Representation: 5
Socioeconomic Representation: 1
Mental Health Representation: 2
Religious Representation: 2
Own Voice: Yes. Both the director and the screenplay writer are members of the lgbtq+ community.
But I’m A Cheerleader is a story about a classic, American, popular, Christian, teenage girl with a popular boyfriend and the “perfect” life. Unbeknownst to her, everyone close to her thinks she’s gay and she’s sent to a 5 step conversion therapy program. The movie follows her coming to terms with her sexuality among a cast of diverse and interesting characters who are also there to get “fixed”.
I just watched it for the first time and it’s really a great movie and made my heart warm and I would strongly recommend even though it’s lacking in some categories but in all fairness, it was made in the 90s.