But I’m A Cheerleader director’s cut on the way

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20 years after its original release, an extended cut of But I’m A Cheerleader is being earmarked for release this December in the US – details here.

Celebrating its 20th birthday is the cult favourite But I’m A Cheerleader, a movie directed by Jamie Babbit and starring Natasha Lyonne. The smart, funny film follows a teenage girl by the name of Megan who is sent to a ‘rehabilitation’ camp by her parents, when they suspect she might be a lesbian.

At said camp, Megan meets the camp counsellor – play by RuPaul – and also another attendee for whom she starts having feelings.

It’d be remiss to say But I’m A Cheerleader was ever a massive box office success, but it’s a really good film with a growing legion of fans. What’s more, a new extended cut is being put together.

The film has been restored for a 4K version that’s heading to on demand platforms in the US, and whilst overseeing said restoration, Babbit managed to find lost footage. As per the official announcement, ““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”.

No word yet on a UK release for the extended cut, but it’s scheduled for December 8th in the US. We’ll keep you posted as we hear more.

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