But I'm a Cheerleader
A "normal" teen cheerleader dating the football captain draws suspicion from parents and friends who think she's gay. Shipped off to a camp designed to shove her back in the closet, she meets a tomboy who helps her recognize her sexual orientation.
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- Jamie Babbit
- This movie is
RRestricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
Enhanced for 16x9 TVs , trailer(s)
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that But I'm a Cheerleader depicts teenage gays and lesbians in their first sexual experiences. There's kissing and making out by boys with boys and girls with girls. There's also implied masturbation and one sex scene (handled discretely -- you don't see anything). Teens go to a gay bar called the "C--ksucker." Parents reject their children for their sexual orientation and the teens must find a place to live when they fail to become straight. There's also some cursing, smoking, and drinking.
- Sexual Content
- Gay sexual relationships, including kissing, making out, and one sex scene where nothing much is visible.
- The teens participate in an anti-gay rally. Graham throws a bottle at one boy.
- Characters curse frequently.
- Social Behavior
- Messages of tolerance and acceptance run throughout, though these messages are communicated through satire. Pokes fun at anti-gay reform groups.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Megan's love interest is always smoking and the whole group sneaks out, gets fake IDs, and drinks at a bar.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it