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Watch 'But I'm a Cheerleader' With MoPOP + Special Guest Tori Truscheit!

'Grow Up!' A Coming-of-Age Virtual Movie Series - 'But I'm a Cheerleader'

For our "Grow Up!" film series, we're exploring adolescence in all its lusty, zitty, complicated glory. Beginning in September and running through December 2020, we'll be celebrating movies from all over the genre map that show just how joyful and confounding being a teenager can be. 

You're invited to join us at 6 p.m. PT this Sunday, September 13, as MoPOP Production Associate Kasi Gaarenstroom and special guest Tori Truscheit lead an online watchalong and virtual discussion of the 2000 cult classic But I'm a Cheerleaderwhich—just like us—turned 20 this year!

Here are a handful of program elements you can expect to see:

  • Pre-film introduction with Kasi Gaarenstroom and special guest Tori Truscheit
  • Chat with Kasi, Tori, and other fans during the film
  • Post-film discussion on But I'm a Cheerleader

Tori Truscheit


Tori Truscheit is a femme dyke, writer, and, community organizer based in Sacramento, CA. To coincide with But I'm a Cheerleader's 20th anniversary, Tori put together a piece for BuzzFeed News titled, "Cult Classic But I'm a Cheerleader Championed Femme Lesbianism," which you should be sure to check out before Sunday's watchalong. You can also subscribe to Tori's weekly newsletter about organizing, Little Fish, or find her on Twitter.

As with all of our virtual watchalongs, to participate you'll need to register in advance, and then on event day make sure you have a copy of the film queued up and ready to watch on your end while keeping an eye on your e-mail inbox for a link to join our online discussion.

If you happen to own a copy of the film, get it queued up at 6 p.m. PT this Sunday! Otherwise, here's where you can find But I'm a Cheerleader online:

Download or dust off your copy and register for the watchalong on our Movies at MoPOP page!

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