But I'm a Cheerleader

Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Color still of two actresses with infant doll

UCLA Film & Television Archive presents free screenings at the Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum.


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UCLA Film & Television Archive and The Andrew J. Kuehn Jr. Foundation present


U.S., 2001

Two aging lesbians have a heated argument that leads to an unexpected outcome involving a traffic accident deep in the California desert.

Digital file, color, 7 min. Director: Jamie Babbit. With: Jennie Ventriss, Jeanette Miller, Eden Sher.

New digital scan courtesy of The Andrew J. Kuehn Jr. Foundation.

But I’m a Cheerleader

U.S., 1999

Now a venerated LGBTQ+ cult classic, this brilliant satire takes the heinous trend of gay conversion therapy and stretches it to hyperbolic heights. High schooler Megan Bloomfield (Natasha Lyonne) is more interested in listening to Melissa Etheridge than kissing boys, which spurs a panicked parental intervention and a roadtrip to True Directions. Bucking the “dead lesbian” trend, Babbit ushered in a new cutting-edge queer comedy for a generation in real need of a laugh.

35mm, color, 85 min. Director: Jamie Babbit. Screenwriter: Brain Wayne Peterson. With: Natasha Lyonne, Clea DuVall, RuPaul Charles.

Part of the Outfest UCLA Legacy Project Screening Series.