Cheerleaders, An American Myth
Everyone is familiar with cheerleaders, the infamous "pom-pom girls". This documentary looks beyond this stereotype – to discover how films and television create the cheerleader myth and what it represents in modern America.
A look at the world of cheerleaders, the famous 'pom-pom girls'. Cheerleaders are synonymous with America, and represent a certain ideal of women and social organisation. Smiling young girls wearing brightly coloured uniforms high-kick and gyrate on the pitch side, cheering on sportsmen under the sunny skies of Texas, Arizona or California. They are a triumphant, radiant and at times, sexually ambiguous youth, from deepest traditional America. (From France, in English) (Documentary) (Rpt) M (L,N,S) CC