But I'm A Cheerleader Movie Review Summary

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Megan Bloomfield is a normal highschool girl in a small California town. She is a very proud cheerleader and dates a popular football player at school. The problems began when Megan's friends and boyfriend suspect her of being a lesbian. Megan is not interested in kissing her boyfriend ( who is a bad kisser) and has pictures of women hanging in her locker.
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Once her parents here about this, they panic and ship her off to "True Directions", a camp designed to make her hetero again. At the camp, Megan beats other teens like herself including Graham, a tomboy who helps Megan be a lesbian.
The review of this Movie prepared by Contessa Graham

If you think you see it all, here's a film that rasies questions. In the movie, "But, I'm a cheerleader", Megan is just a normal girl is doesn't know she's a lesbian. Now, in some places, this isn't a problem and will go away alone but not in Megan's case. It turns out in her case, being a homosexual is illegal.

When her parents discover this, Megan is sent to True Directions, a place to get rid of homosexal by making them heterosexauls. At first, Megan denies being a lesbian but she is soon busted when she falls in love with a fellow female inmate. This causes problems and the founder won't let this case get off that easy.
The review of this Movie prepared by Margaret

"But I'm a Cheerleader" is a romantic comedy where Megan, a high school-aged girl is thought by her parents and friends (and boyfriend) to be gay. She is confronted, and denies it, but is sent to "True Directions" to find her "root" and to become a heterosexual. At "True Directions," she falls in love with Graham (another girl in the same situation.) When the two are caught together, Megan must leave... (you have to watch it to find out what happens.)
The review of this Movie prepared by Waffles

It's about a girls parents and friends thinking she's a lezzie so they send her to a homosexual camp where she discovers she is one and falls in love with another lezzie.
The review of this Movie prepared by daisy wright

Script Analysis of But I'm A Cheerleader

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999    -   2000's+ (present) Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   Lesbians!

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West    -   California Small town?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   school

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   lesbians!    -   actual description of sex    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing    -   Some foul language

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