TV & Film
As this is LGBTQ Pride month, here’s our contribution to the cause! Taking you back to 2000 for the bold, game-changing, positively-charged romantic satire that advanced queer cinema, BUT I’M A CHEERLEADER.
▶️ (02:40) After she’s accused of being a lesbian, a naive high school cheerleader is sent to a reprogramming boot camp for LGBTQ youths. However, intentions backfire when she begins to better understand herself and fall in love with a fellow female camper.
Discussions include: the film’s placement in American culture and queer cinema history, usage of sexuality and gender stereotypes, the satirization of true-life struggles, the MPAA’s treatment of the film’s content, misconceptions about the film’s inspiration, the cast, director and interconnectedness in subsequent years. And why the casting of legends Mink Stole and Bud Cort? We have our theories.
*Starring Natasha Lyonne, Clea DuVall, Cathy Moriarty, RuPaul Charles; Directed by Jamie Babbit.
▶️ (38:50) PICKS OF THE WEEK.
Justin’s Pick — MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO (1991):A gorgeous, poetic tale about two 20-something, male hustlers forever living in transit. This is a journey of self-realization and discovering a romantic relationship along the way.
*Starring River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves; Directed by Gus Van Sant.
Lindsay’s Pick — ALL OVER ME (1997): Submerged in a gritty, ‘90s teen world of drugs, body dysmorphia and homophobia, two friends’ worlds are forever changed after a sexual awakening and murderous hate crime.
*Starring Alison Folland, Tara Subkoff, Leisha Hailey, Wilson Cruz; Directed by Alex Sichel.
▶️ (54:50) MURRAYMOMENT:
Do Billy and classic Hollywood film star Cary Grant have some type of connection? We’ve got your answer right here!
▶️ (01:02:30) FINAL THOUGHTS:
Check out BUT I’M A CHEERLEADER’s soundtrack, featuring Dressy Bessy, RuPaul and loads of other quirky tunes.
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Episode 47 : Misery
Episode 46 : I Shot Andy Warhol
Episode 45 : The Thing (1982)
Episode 44 : Thelma & Louise
Episode 43 : The Warriors
Episode 42 : Uncle Buck
Episode 41 : 80's vs 90's Slashers
Episode 40 : The Blob (1988)
Episode 39 : Candyman
Episode 38 : The Burbs
Episode 37 : Eraserhead
Episode 36 : Coming To America
Episode 35 : Deliverance
Episode 34 : Magnolia
Episode 33 : RE-ANIMATOR
Episode 32 : New Jack City
Episode 30 : Repo Man
Episode 29 : Ghostbusters (1984)
Episode 28 : A Fish Called Wanda
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