Today at The Clinton: Wednesday, Jun 19

Clinton Resistance Series presents BUT I'M A CHEERLEADER

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Every Monday night, come to the Clinton Street Theater, enjoy a film on the big screen (the way it should be seen!), make friends, have a few laughs, scream, cry and raise money for a good cause.

Clinton Resistance Series presents BUT I'M A CHEERLEADER

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but I'm a cheerleader still

Everything about this film feels like its inspiration, John Waters. Besides the lovably kooky characters and sets, every one of these kids is treated with the utmost care and love. Being gay is celebrated in this film, and in the most entertaining way possible. It's encouraging to see a film that isn't catty or acidic with its comedy and knows how to show teenage gay characters in a positive light.

Spencer S., Rotten Tomatoes Super Reviewer

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q center logoTonight's nonprofit partner is Q Center. As the largest LGBTQ+ community center in the Pacific Northwest, Q Center proudly serves the LGBTQ2SIA+ communities of Portland Metro and Southwest Washington. Their drop-in and event space on North Mississippi Avenue is a frequent first stop for new arrivals in Portland, and for longtime residents who are newly out or questioning their sexual or gender identity. Q Center also serves as an information hub for friends, partners, community, and family members of LGBTQ2SIA+ individuals. They take pride in their collaborative approach and seek out ways to share resources with other nonprofits and public institutions locally and statewide.

But I'm A Cheerleader
Director: 
Jamie Babbit
Country: 
USA
Year: 
1999
Runtime: 
85 minutes

Megan is an all-American girl. She's a cheerleader, she has a boyfriend, etc. But she doesn't like kissing her boyfriend very much. And she's pretty touchy with her cheerleader friends. And she only has pictures of girls up in her locker. Her parents and friends conclude that she *must* be gay and send her off to "sexual redirection" school, full of admittedly homosexual misfits, where she can learn to how to be straight. Will Megan be turned around to successful heterosexuality, or will she succumb to her love for the beautiful Graham?

Written by Martin Lewison