The CheerleadersCome and Huddle with the Cheerleaders
Release Date: 1973
The Cheerleaders is a 1973 sexploitation comedy about a rambunctious group of cheerleaders who will do anything to help their team score. The fate of the cheer squad hinges upon the newest cheerleader being a virgin, but Jeanie has other ideas. With questionable rhyming, awkward dialogue, and nudity every few moments, The Cheerleaders is a fun time capsule to the early 1970s sexploitation. It played prominently in drive-ins and at midnight showings before hitting late-night cable.
The Cheerleaders opens on a football field with a game in progress and the namesake cheerleaders jumping, bouncing, and shaking their booties all over the screen. When the Amorosa team wins, it’s down to the women’s locker room where the cheerleaders have their own area and all of the other girls are envious. There is one girl, Jeannie, who is especially envious, trying to listen in on their conversations.
After the game, Jeannie heads to a local burger joint to pick up some food. She sees the girl in front of her flirt with the cashier and makes her best attempt at flirting…which fails pretty spectacularly.
She overhears Jon and the cheerleaders as he tells them he can get them whatever they need. Their needs span from birth control pills in exchange for cheating on tests to getting the cheerleaders out of sixth period forever to help practice.
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