2003 | 24 mins | English
The Tigers are all-smiles until they begin their journey to the national cheerleading championships and the young girls realize that more is at stake than their spankies.
Cheerleader explores the quest to be a champion, the experience of being female, and the ins and outs of an All-American pastime, all through the eyes of some of the nation's youngest cheerleaders.
The film also traces the history of the sport, with viewpoints ranging from former cheerleaders and disgruntled parents to a sociologist and a little boy who thinks cheerleaders are “hot.”
Brace yourself for a world of curly ponytails, cartwheels and cutthroat competition–this is cheerleading in the 21st century!