Cult Column Culture Film

Cult Column: But I’m a Cheerleader

I am obsessed with But I’m a Cheerleader. I’ve seen it three times, which might not sound like much, but I only first watched it in February 2022 (and I’m not an avid repeat viewer).The irreverence of its satire, the tenderness of its representation, the playfulness of its design – this movie is supremely special. It’s a breath […]


She kissed a girl and I liked it: finding representation on screen

I was thirteen when I first had feelings for a girl. The butterflies battering in my chest both confused me and excited me. That first crush was the start of six years of grappling to understand my sexuality until I became fully comfortable with it. There were crushes on boys that made me question if […]

Cult Column Film

Cult Column- But I’m a Cheerleader

In honour of Pride month, I think it is high time to revisit an old classic of cult cinema: Jamie Babbit’s But I’m a Cheerleader. Released in 1999, it has all the fun, campy quirks of a Y2K chick flick but is thematically way ahead of its time. In fact, I may go so far […]