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on June 6, 2013
This movie explores the idea that you can be "converted" from gay to straight. The notion that this is possible still exists in the world. This movie shows an insider's perspectives about the awareness that one is gay, as well as the coming out process, shame, and acceptance. The location of the film is at a conversion camp, and the humor in this movie shows how ridiculous the idea of conversion camps are! This movie focuses on a female main character, but also shows the gay male perspective as well. The ending of the movie is liberating and empowering, yet maintains humor throughout the movie. A definite must see in any LGBTQ courses, or for those interested in LGBTQ issues.
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on February 7, 2011
"But I'm A Cheerleader" tells the story of Meghan, who at first glimpse is a model teenager ("I get good grades, I go to church...I'm a cheerleader!"). But Meghan's parents and friends think something is up: she has a picture of a girl in a bikini in her locker, a Melissa Etheridge poster in her bedroom, tends to hug her cheerleading friends a little too much, is a vegetarian, and doesn't enjoy kissing her football player boyfriend. So to Meghan's indignation, she is sent to True Directions, a camp with a four-week program designed to turn any young gay or lesbian who has "gone astray" back on to the straight path. The misadventures that follow bring Meghan to a point of self-discovery. Inevitably, like in any good coming-of-age story, the characters must decide whether to do what is expected of them, or to be true to themselves and do what is right for them.

First off, it must be said that the humour in the film DOES rely heavily on the stereotypes that it appears to deconstruct; there's the typical "butch" lesbian, the goth girl, and the musical theatre-loving gay guy. But it's a SATIRICAL comedy, so that's kind of the point! It is amusing all the same, and the movie ultimately has a good message of loving yourself for who you are.

The casting is excellent; Natasha Lyonne and Clea Duvall are very convincing as a lesbian couple, and the supporting cast, including Cathy Moriarty, is great as well. The soundtrack is fun and upbeat.

The copy I ordered from Amazon was delivered promptly. The ONLY thing I would point out is with the particular seller I bought from, they only bubble-wrapped one side of the DVD, and hence when it arrived one side of the movie case was slightly bent. The disc still played perfectly, and this is the first time I've ever received a DVD like that from Amazon (and I've ordered a lot of DVDs from Amazon!), but I figured it was worth mentioning.

Overall, I would recommend this movie to anyone looking for a cute, romantic, feel-good kind of movie!
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on July 29, 2015
I quite like that this film pokes fun at stereotypes while blatantly showcasing them. It's cheesy but also kind of intriguing since you're wondering how all of it is going to pan out. It's zany, off-the-wall, and cheesy but it's heart is in the right place.
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on March 29, 2018
So happy to find one of my favourite lgbtq+ movies. Great movie to watch!
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on February 20, 2018
No problems with the shipping or disc. Great movie
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on April 9, 2014
a fun movie. Great to see Budd Cort still in movies as well as Mink as Budd's wife Rue is too funny
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on September 13, 2016
:)
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on August 11, 2017
Great movie great condition~
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on April 13, 2013
i was not able to watch this movie in Canada. the regional code for this movie was for the US. i was not happy with the DVD.
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on September 24, 2013
I was excited to get the DVD and I can't even watch it , it doesn't work in canada I want a refund
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