Today at The Clinton: Wednesday, Oct 18

BUT I'M A CHEERLEADER

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Things are really f*cked up right now. And here on Clinton Corner, we're doing our bit to make things better.

Every Monday night, come to the Clinton Street Theater and drop $5 in a bucket for a good cause. 

BUT I'M A CHEERLEADER

Showtimes

directed by women logoIn celebration of PRIDE Month, the Clinton Street Resistance Series presents a special screening of BUT I'M A CHEERLEADER (1999), directed by Jamie Babbit. This cult classic is a queer coming of age tale centered around the story of a naive teenager sent to rehab camp when her straitlaced parents and friends suspect her of being a lesbian.

Bring your friends & celebrate Pride with all of your good friends down on Clinton Street.

Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Sankofa Collective Northwest.

sankofa collectiveSankofa Collective Northwest, formerly known as PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) Portland Black Chapter, promotes the health and well-being of specifically Black gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people, their families and friends through support, education, organizing and advocacy. This organization began as the first African American chapter of PFLAG in the nationm and relaunched as the Sankofa Collective Northwest in August 2016.

But I'm A Cheerleader
Director: 
Jamie Babbit
Country: 
USA
Year: 
1999
Runtime: 
85 minutes

Megan is an all-American girl. She's a cheerleader, she has a boyfriend, etc. But she doesn't like kissing her boyfriend very much. And she's pretty touchy with her cheerleader friends. And she only has pictures of girls up in her locker. Her parents and friends conclude that she *must* be gay and send her off to "sexual redirection" school, full of admittedly homosexual misfits, where she can learn to how to be straight. Will Megan be turned around to successful heterosexuality, or will she succumb to her love for the beautiful Graham?

Written by Martin Lewison

Special Admission

FREE!! But PLEASE make a generous donation to Sankofa Collective Northwest. This is a popular show, so reserve your seat in advance and make a $5 donation HERE.