This candy-box coloured comedy of sexual discovery chronicles the life of Megan (Natasha Lyonne) a typical teenager coming of age in anything but a typical fashion. Megan’s super normal suburban existence is filled with friends, pom-poms and rah-rah enthusiasm until her straight-laced parents (Mink Stole and Bud Cort) suspect that their “little poodle” may, in fact, be showing deviant tendencies.
In a complete panic, Megan’s parents elicit the help of her friends and the guidance of a rehabilitation camp to mount an all out intervention. Mike (an out of drag RuPaul Charles) a True Directions counselor, leads the intervention and before Megan can pack her pom-poms she is whisked off to learn how to be a perfect woman.
True Directions is run under the strict, all seeing eyes of the sadistic Mary (Cathy Moriaty). Megan dutifully gets with the deprogramming so she can quickly return to her life of boyfriends, football games, and her absolute favorite activity- cheerleading. Everything seems perfect, but the fun begins when her hormones start to rage, and her friends and family wonder where she’ll find love! —Bendigo Queer Film Festival
Jamie Babbit (born November 16, 1970) is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. She directed the films But I’m a Cheerleader, The Quiet and Itty Bitty Titty Committee. She has also directed episodes of television programs including Gilmore Girls, Malcolm in the Middle, Nip/Tuck and The L Word. She is involved with film production company POWER UP.
After graduating from Barnard in 1993, Babbit’s first job was as a production assistant for Martin Scorsese on The Age of Innocence. After that she worked as a production assistant on John Sayles’s The Secret of Roan Inish where she worked with fellow aspiring filmmakers Karyn Kusama and Jasmine Kosovic.
Babbit’s next job was as script supervisor on John Duigan film The Journey of August King – a job that with little experience she “lied her way into”.This was followed by Su Friedrich’s television film Hide and Seek. In 1996, after working on If These Walls Could Talk, where she met her future partner Andrea Sperling… read more