This audio file was created from a revision of the article " But I'm a Cheerleader " datedand does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. Seventeen-year-old Megan Natasha Lyonne is a sunny high school senior who loves cheerleading and is dating a football playerJared Brandt Wille. She initially considered Arsenio Hall for the character of Mike but says that Hall was uncomfortable about playing a gay-themed role. When Mary finds out, Megan, now at ease with her sexual identity, is unrepentant. According to the film's backstory, she started True Directions after her husband left her for another man. The True Directions program involves the campers admitting their homosexuality step 1rediscovering their gender identity by performing stereotypically gender-associated tasks step 2finding the root of their homosexuality through family therapy step 3demystifying the other sex step 4and simulating heterosexual intercourse step 5. The sex scene between Megan and Graham was toned down because it was much too explicit and would have caused the movie to receive a "NC" rating.
The idea is if the campers realize and practice their intended role in society then their homosexuality will be cured.
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Will Megan be turned around to successful heterosexuality, or will she succumb to her love for the beautiful Graham? From there, she is hauled off to True Directions, which aims to turn young Americans not only straight, but into models of s style gender roles. Edit Storyline Megan is an all-American girl. Two attractive young lesbians, Maggie and Kim, meet in Vancouver, develop a passionate romance, and move in together. Over the course of the program, Megan becomes friends with another girl at the camp, Graham Clea DuVall who, though more comfortable being gay than Megan, was forced to the camp at the risk of otherwise being disowned by her family. But one fateful day, the kids get word that their might be another way out of their situation: Audible Download Audio Books.