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Sign in. R min Drama. A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend.
Throughout cult-movie history, the American cheerleader has come to stand for something demonic, bitchy, slutty, and secretly lesbian, resulting in an archetype as American as apple pie, football, and well, cheerleading itself: the Subversive Cheerleader Genre. We combed through the highlights to make you a must-watch guide to the genre. Go team!
Super Bowl Sunday is almost here. So get fired up and check them out, ahead. Is it cold in here? Before she was Nicky Nichols on Orange Is the New BlackNatasha Lyonne played a lesbian cheerleader whose homophobic parents send her to a conversion therapy camp in this satire.
Research should be done. There are plenty of famous cheerleaders out there, as well as cheerleaders who went on to be famous for other things: they became movie and TV stars, writers, judges, politicians, and—in some truly bizarre cases—leaders of the free world. There are former presidents who were cheerleaders.
Even if you spent your summers on the couch watching reruns of The Price Is Right with your babysitter Sonia who smelled like sweat and cheese balls stuck in braces instead of going to summer camp, everyone knows what camp feels like, thanks to the tons of summer-camp movies and TV shows remember Salute Your Shorts? But really, summer-camp movies have less to do with the experience of applying bug spray and learning to swim in the lake, and more to do with celebrating childhood, rebellion, groups of scrappy outsiders pitted against the more popular, and groups of like-minded people banding together to make something impossible and wonderful happen. Most of them have first kisses, too, thanks to all those girlfriends at summer camp that the other kids figured were made up.
Aah, the cheerleader. A sexual icon of Americana since the s, cheering was often the closest thing you could get to seeing a strip act in high school! Seeing the lovelies of your class parading around in mini-skirts and clingy tops, bouncing up and down, was too good of a feeling for exploitation to leave alone.
The world of horror is vast. This week, in honor of Yvonne de Carlo's birthday, we're talking about over-the-top low-budget horror flick Satan's Cheerleaders. When looking back over the great and expansive topic of cinema as an art form, with all the poignant critical discussion and the thousands of beautiful, brilliant, heartbreaking films, there is some chance even the most dedicated cinephile has missed out on certain gems.
You can tell because she likes to wear black t-shirts. Cool Skills: She does a mean carwash, made all the better by her willingness to wear a bikini while she works. And Debbie Benton certainly deserves recognition for her drive and determination to make it to Texas, and the famed Texas Cowgirls cheer squad.