21 years later, ‘But I’m a Cheerleader’ is still the perfect fairytale

21 years later, 'But I'm a Cheerleader' is still the perfect fairytale

From Hedwig and the Angry Inch to The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, plenty of the movies I love are considered queer cult classics. But for LGBTQ Pride Month 2021 — an annual celebration that this year just so happens to double as the cathartic end to a global crisis — I’ll be obsessing about one movie and one movie only.

Turning 21 this year, But I’m A Cheerleader changed my life. Not just when I saw it as a teenager struggling to come out as queer, but pretty much every time I’ve watched it since. It’s a cinematic refresher, a perspective shakeup, a timelessly joyous watch that never fails to improve my outlook. Read more…

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