There is nothing that seems so strange and insidious to British viewers of American culture as summer camps. They are a phenomenon that would not be tolerated by British youth – yet the Americans seem to love them and they are commonly seen in American films and television.
But I’m a Cheerleader tells the story of Megan (Natasha Lyonne), a naïve teenager who is sent to a gay rehabilitation camp due to her seemingly deviant behavior – the joke being that she thinks that due to her being a cheerleader, she can’t be anything but ‘normal’. However her friends and family all read the signs and decide that she’s a lesbian who needs help to be straightened out. [Read more…]