But I’m a Cheerleader (1999)
Jamie Babbit’s But I’m a Cheerleader is a masterpiece of camp, and feels far ahead of its time in its smart mockery of gay conversion therapy. The film follows future Russian Doll and Pokerface star Natasha Lyonne in a fabulously deadpan role as a cheerleader who has no interest in her boyfriend, for some reason.
She’s soon carted off to a Stepford Wives-style home for gay teens, where she ends up, of course, embracing her love of women. It’s smart, knowing and delightful.
Bottoms gives it a very prominent, very well-deserved shoutout.