But I’m A Cheerleader

  • Movie
  • 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.

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