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In this satire, parents who are worried that their children might not be walking the straight and narrow path discover a rehabilitation camp designed to curb alternative lifestyles. Megan (Natasha Lyonne), a high school student and member of the cheerleading squad, seems like an ordinary enough teenage girl, but her habit of honestly expressing herself and lack of romantic enthusiasm for her boyfriend convince her very repressed parents, Peter (Bud Cort) and Nancy (Mink Stole), that Megan is becoming a lesbian. So Megan is shipped off to True Directions, a camp for gay and gay-leaning teens, where Mary Brown (Cathy Moriarty) attempts to deprogram kids with homosexual tendencies. The first step in the process is to get each teen to admit to their homosexuality, which Megan is loath to do, since she doesn't believe she's a lesbian -- or at least she didn't think so before she met her new friend Graham (Clea DuVall), who seems quite sure that she likes girls. Meanwhile, Mary's son Rock (Eddie Cibrian) may be exempt from the camp's activities, but he turns more than a few heads among True Directions' male inmates. Noted female impersonator RuPaul appears as a camp guide, and Julie Delpy has a cameo as a "lipstick lesbian." ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:September 12, 1999


Natasha Lyonne
as Megan
Cathy Moriarty
as Mary Brown
Bud Cort
as Peter
Mink Stole
as Nancy
as Mike
Clea Duvall
as Graham
Melanie Lynskey
as Hilary Vandermuller
Eddie Cibrian
as Rock
Julie Delpy
as Lipstick Lesbian
Kip Pardue
as Clayton Dunn
Michelle Williams
as Kimberly
Rachelle Carson
as Graham's Stepmom
Katharine Towne
as Sinead Laren
Robert Pine
as Mr. Eaton
Brandt Wille
as Jared
Danielle Reneau
as Cheerleader #2
J. Eddie Peck
Kyle Thatcher
as Joel's Father
Katrina Phillips
as Jan
Richard Moll
as Larry Morgan-Gordon
Charles Braden
as Bruce
Douglas Spain
as Andre
Joel Michaely
as Joel Goldberg
Wesley Mann
as Lloyd Morgan-Gordon
Katie Donahue
as Cheerleader #1
Dante Basco
as Dolph
Ione Skye


Jamie Babbit
Andrea Sperling
Leanna Creel
Brian Wayne Peterson
Jamie Babbit
Jules LaBarthe
Pat Irwin
Composer (Music Score)
Ross Guidici
Cecily Rhett
Rachel Kamerman
Production Designer
Jamie Babbit
Executive Producer
Peter Locke
Executive Producer
Michael Burns
Executive Producer
Donald Kushner
Executive Producer
Marc Butan
Executive Producer
Alix Friedberg
Costume Designer
Shawn Holden
Sound/Sound Designer
Sheila Jaffe
Georgianne Walken
Julia Kim
Blake Busby
Title Design
Alexis Magagni
Co-Executive Producer
Eamon McGillicuddy
Key Grip
Candi Guterres
Properties Master
Trip Brock
Supervising Sound Editor
Ted Gidlow
Production Executive
Effie Brown
Unit Production Manager
Effie Brown
Line Producer
Rosemary Lawrence
Greg Vossberg
Music Editor
Packy Lennon
Lee Starkman
Assistant Sound Editor
Mike Woroniuk
Re-Recording Mixer
Kevin Cadwallader
Ross Guidici
Post Production Supervisor
Wendy Kutzner
Production Supervisor
Nicholas Serino
Hair Styles
Andy Kaplan
Co-Executive Producer
Pat Scanlon
Production Coordinator
Bernice Moschini
Production Accountant