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But I'm a Cheerleader

2000-07-18 04:34:34+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Todd, Eric and I went to see But I'm a Cheerleader this afternoon. General consensus: Awesome movie. I'll try to write a longer review in the comments for this later, and I assume that they'll follow suit, but great photography, great sound, tight script, fun art direction...

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#Comment made: 2000-07-18 05:26:31+00 by: Dan Lyke [edit history]

This is a must-see if you can swing it. I doubt it will ever even hit the video rentals in Chattanooga. It's a little too racy. But it ranks up near the top of my all-time favorites. I may end up going to see it again before I leave. I can't even begin to describe it beyond: WOW! -Eric (using Dan's computer so it shows up as him...)

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:12+00 by: Dan Lyke

As I've mentioned before, I suck at writing reviews, but ruPaul as a man, an opening title sequence and a few love scenes that... well... there's a bunch o' porn producers that could learn a lot. Lots of laugh out loud funny. Basic premise: Cheerleader in a wholesome family shows some alarming tendencies, like Melissa Etheridge posters, parents stage an intervention and send her off to a camp which promises to make her straight. There were maybe a few places where budget issues might have crept into the film, but anything that relied on skill rather than dollars was top knotch. Great editing. Great camera work. The lighting wasn't distracting (ie: no super-gratuitous backlights). The surrealism of the set design worked perfectly. The sound was wonderfully bizarre. The other movie I've seen recently that was this moving was Boys Don't Cry[Wiki], except that But I'm a Cheerleader[Wiki] is a romantic comedy. I don't know how this movie will last, whether it'll be as great a decade from now, but as summer entertainment fair it's way up there.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:12+00 by: baylink

You missed the punchline (if the trailer -- which was *very* well cut, btw -- can reveal it, so can I): "...to a camp which promises to make her straight. Whereupon she discovers she might, in fact, be gay." "[girls' name]'s Not a Virgin Anymore" was really good too...