Film News: But I’m A Cheerleader: The Director’s Cut is Coming Out this December

Director’s Cut of Jamie Babbit’s Queer Cult Classic Comes Out on Digital 4K Ultra HD December 8 from Lionsgate® in Celebration of 20th Anniversary, Featuring Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes

SANTA MONICA, CA (October 12, 2020) – Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of “the best lesbian movie of all time” (Riese Bernard, Autostraddle) when But I’m a Cheerleader: Director’s Cut arrives on Digital 4K Ultra HD December 8th from Lionsgate. From Primetime Emmy® Award-nominated director Jamie Babbit (2017, Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, “Silicon Valley”), the film features an all-star cast including Golden Globe® nominee Natasha Lyonne (2020, Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy, “Russian Doll”), Screen Actors Guild Award® winner Clea DuVall (2018, Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, “Veep”), Melanie Lynskey, Primetime Emmy® Award winner RuPaul Charles (2019, Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program, “RuPaul’s Drag Race”), Eddie Cibrian, Golden Globe® nominee Bud Cort (1972, Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, Harold and Maude), Wesley MannRichard MollDouglas SpainKatharine Towne, Golden Globe® winner Michelle Williams (2020, Best Actress in a Limited Series or Television Motion Picture, Fosse/Verdon), Oscar® nominee Julie Delpy (2013, Best Adapted Screenplay, Before Midnight), and Oscar® nominee Cathy Moriarty (1980, Best Supporting Actress, Raging Bull). Remastered in 4K and featuring never-before-seen deleted scenes, this is Jamie Babbit’s definitive director’s cut and original vision of the film.

“I uncovered some amazing lost scenes that I wasn’t able to include in the original film and am so happy to see them added back into this cut. This film is so special to me and I can’t wait for everyone to fall in love with it all over again,” said director Jamie Babbit.

This whimsically edgy comedy, directed by Jamie Babbit, follows teenager Megan (Natasha Lyonne), whose suburban existence filled with friends, cheerleading, and all-American fun is upended when her straight-laced parents suspect she may be a lesbian. In a panic, they send her to True Directions, a “rehabilitation” camp run by the strict and prudish Mary (Cathy Moriarty), to mount an intervention led by counselor Mike (RuPaul Charles). Megan dutifully follows the program — until she develops feelings for another camper (Clea DuVall) in this timeless, satirical romantic-comedy about self-acceptance and love, also co-starring Melanie Lynskey, Eddie Cibrian, and Michelle Williams.

The But I’m a Cheerleader: Director’s Cut special features include an audio commentary, Jamie Babbit’s student film Discharge, and three new featurettes, including the “But I’m a Cheerleader Class Reunion” reuniting the cast for the first time in 20 years.

The 20th Anniversary But I’m a Cheerleader: Director’s Cut Digital 4K Ultra HD will be available for the suggested retail price of $9.99.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Audio Commentary with Director Jamie Babbit, Costume Designer Alix Friedberg, and Production Designer Rachel Kamerman
  • But I’m a CheerleaderClass Reunion”
  • “Making But I’m a Cheerleader… In 1999”
  • “But I’m a Composer… A Chat with Pat Irwin”
  • Student Film: Discharge

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Born in New Jersey, Scott D. Menzel has been a film fanatic since he was three years old. Growing up, he watched as many movies as he could and was highly influenced by Tim Burton, John Hughes, Robert Zemeckis, and Steven Spielberg. Scott has an Associates Degree in Marketing, a Bachelors in Mass Media, Communications and a Masters in Electronic Media. He has been writing film reviews under the alias of MovieManMenzel since 2003 and started his writing career as a contributing critic at IMDB.com and Joblo.com. In 2009, Scott launched MovieManMenzel.com where he posted several of his film reviews but in 2011 decided to shut down the site when he launched We Live Film.com, which he founded. In 2015, We Live Film became We Live Entertainment. The domain name changed occurred after months of debate but was done so that he and his fellow staff members could write about anything and everything in the world of entertainment.

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