But I'm a Cheerleader (15)

Friday 14 February 2020
7:30pm - 9pm
Nelson Mandela Auditorium, Sheffield SU

Megan Bloomfield is your average all-American girl. She gets good grades, dates a football player and is a cheerleader. However, Megan’s suburban bubble is burst when her family and friends stage an intervention for her. Terror-stricken by Megan’s flirtation with vegetarianism and vaginal interior decor, Megan’s loved ones come to the painful realisation that Megan might be cheering for the other team. With the help of self-proclaimed ex-gay, Mike, Megan is shipped off to New Directions, a gay conversion therapy camp. Both hilarious and dark, But I’m a Cheerleader shows how ridiculous and damaging gay conversion therapy is. The abhorrent practice has not yet been banned in the UK and the film’s message is still as urgent and relevant as it was upon release, twenty years ago.