But I'm A Cheerleader

Clea DuVall is set to make her directorial debut, and all we really know about the feature filmā€”other than the fact that it will indeed be directed, written, and will star DuVallā€”is that its cast is stacked. DuVall is bringing in Cobie Smulders, Melanie Lynskey, Jason Ritter, Natasha Lyonne, Vincent Piazza, Ben Schwartz, and Alia Shawkat for her mysterious new project, which begs the question: Is this a But Iā€™m A Cheerleader sequel?

Lyonne and DuVall, who starred as young lovers who meet at a gay conversion therapy camp in Jamie Babbitā€™s 1999 lesbian cult comedy, are already set to reunite in Babbitā€™s upcoming Addicted To Fresno. So thereā€™s already one But Iā€™m A Cheerleader reunion on the horizon. But DuVallā€™s untitled project also includes Lynskey, who was part of the supporting cast of But Iā€™m A Cheerleader.


A But Iā€™m A Cheerleader sequel helmed by DuVall herself is probably a pipe dream, though, especially since neither Babbit nor Cheerleader writer Brian Wayne Peterson are attached in any way. But until any plot details of DuVallā€™s script are released, we can dream. Just imagine: Lyonne and DuVallā€™s Megan and Graham, no longer teenage gal pals, but rather married adults living in Park Slope with babies and pets andā€¦okay, yes, weā€™re getting our hopes way too high.

In addition to But Iā€™m A Cheerleader, DuVallā€™s film credits include Argo and The Grudge. Sheā€™s also nearly ubiquitous on television, appearing on CarnivĆ le, Heroes, American Horror Story, The Newsroom, and The Lizzie Borden Chronicles.