In celebration of its 20th anniversary, Lionsgate has announced the release of Jamie Babbit’s But I’m a Cheerleader: Director’s Cut in 4K.
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 costarring Melanie Lynskey, Eddie Cibrian, and Michelle Williams.
The brand new release will feature unrated, never-before-seen footage cut from the original R-rated version.
Director Jamie Babbit expressed her pride in the film’s restoration: “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”.
In addition to the 4K master, this new release will also boast special features including an audio commentary track, Babbit’s student film Discharge, and three new featurettes including a 20th anniversary reunion with the film’s cast.
But I’m a Cheerleader: Director’s Cut will be available on digital platforms December 8th for $9.99.