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But… I’m a Queerleader: Film & Field Day

June 17, 2023 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Stagg Court

We’re taking over Stagg Court for an afternoon of games, prizes, drag performances and an interactive screening of the queer cult classic But I’m a Cheerleader! Put some Pride spirit in it and come dressed in your campy cheer & athletic best and ready to live your Jock Jam Era fantasy.

Event rundown:
2pm – Games, drinks and chances to win prizes
3pm – Drag performances followed by screening
4:45pm – Closing drag performances

Hosted by Luv Ami-Stoole
Featuring performances by Chanel Mercedes Benz, Irregular Girl and Siichele

Prizes from Dorothy, Girl & the Goat, Taylor’s Tacos, The Art Institute of Chicago and more!

This event is presented by The Logan Theatre and creative produced by Shelli Nicole. 10% of ticket sales will be donated to Affinity Community Services, a Black led, queer led organization on Chicago’s Southside dedicated to social justice in Black LGBTQ+ communities.

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Walk-up tickets will be available!

But I’m a Cheerleader (1999): Megan (Natasha Lyonne) considers herself a typical American girl. She excels in school and cheerleading, and she has a handsome football-playing boyfriend, even though she isn’t that crazy about him. So she’s stunned when her parents decide she’s gay and send her to True Directions, a boot camp meant to alter her sexual orientation. While there, Megan meets a rebellious and unashamed teen lesbian, Graham (Clea DuVall). Though Megan still feels confused, she starts to have feelings for Graham.

But I’m a Cheerleader is a campy and colorful comedy that celebrates queer people while satirizing the bigoted forces that try to stifle them.

The Logan Theatre: Mid-run movies, independent films, and local film festivals all have a home at the Logan, reflecting the diversity that makes their community an iconic and historic Chicago destination. Inside The Logan Theatre, you’ll find displays of archival vintage movie posters, film artifacts and offerings of old-school confections. Moviegoers and lounge patrons can also enjoy a selection of local and organic specialty concessions; all a part of their commitment to partnering with neighborhood businesses to create a complete Logan Square experience for community residents, Chicagoans, and out of town guests.

Shelli Nicole (she/her) is a Detroit born culture writer, curator, and critic living in Chicago. Her work has been featured in Vogue, Thrillist, Bustle, Architectural Digest & many others! (@AyoShelli)

June 17, 2023 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Stagg Court

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