Category Archives: "But I’m a Cheerleader"

Gender and Sexuality: Who Are We Tryna’ Fool?*

In My Gender Workbook by Kate Bornstein, through reading, we were encouraged to question are understanding of gender and the complications that ensue from the belief that a gender binary exists and encompasses all people. Bornstein states that “the socially … Continue reading Continue reading

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Stereotyping in But I’m a Cheerleader

The last two films we have watched have placed the two participants in a lesbian relationship into aesthetically stereotypical roles – butch versus femme. However, we saw in Bound that, though Corky and Violet initially seemed to fit these categories, … Continue reading Continue reading

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the prevelance of the gender binary

In keeping with our class discussion and weekly theme of the gender binary constructed by society, I’d like to discuss several instances where I witnessed this forced gender classification over the course of the week. I always love it when … Continue reading Continue reading

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On Society and the Problematic Nature of the Gender Binary

I’ve found our class discussions this week (inspired by But I’m a Cheerleader) especially interesting, as they have centered around gender, sex and gender performance and have raised many difficult questions about what those words mean–both by definition, and in … Continue reading Continue reading

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Lighting and Parallels

The scene in “But I’m a Cheerleader” in which Megan and Graham first kiss is ripe with discussion-worthy material (watch here: But I\’m a Cheerleader – first kiss).  To recoup, Graham follows Megan outside of Cocksuckers after Megan grows jealous that … Continue reading Continue reading

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A humourous look at a serious gender problem

“But I’m a Cheerleader” is a satirical look at the absurdity of the anti-gay movement. What I first I saw as a predictable film about an American high school cheerleader and her boyfriend turned into a triumphant portrayal of sexual … Continue reading Continue reading

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Gender Spectrum

I thought one of the most thought-provoking and intriguing conversations we had in class today was about the differences between male and female and man and woman.  Before this conversation, I had never thought about the distinction between the two, … Continue reading Continue reading

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