How the eff did this slip by me?! But I'm a Cheerleader is being turned into a musical!!! This movie was begging to be adapted into a big, gay, romp, and I am super excited. Yes. A movie is being made into a musical, and I am thrilled!
Cheerleader centers on a high school girl named Dawn who is confronted by her family and friends because they think she is a lesbian. The intervention scene alone is going to make a great production number. The film starred Natasha Lyonne, Cathy Moriarty, RuPaul, and a pre-Oscar nominated Michelle Williams. Dawn is then sent to True Directions, a sexual identity rehabilitation center where she meets other girls like her and falls in love with Clea DuVall.
As a queer little boy growing up, I was happy to see Rufio (Dante Basco) playing gay as one of the boys sent to True Directions. RU-FI-OHHHH! Indeed! Eddie Cibrian plays Rock, the True Directions caretaker and son of the wingnut, conservative proprieter of the rehab center. Hagrid he is not, and that's a-ok.
Cheerleader is candy-coated and hilarious. It's actually really sweet as well. If you haven't see it yet, you need to check it out.