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17 Facts You May Have Never Known About “Spice World”

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1. One of the taglines for the film "You say you want a revolution?" was a reference to The Beatles' song "Revolution".

The film itself follows the style of The Beatles' own film A Hard Day's Night.
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The film itself follows the style of The Beatles' own film A Hard Day's Night.

2. The pitch for "Spice Force Five" borrows a great deal from the pilot "Fox Force Five" mentioned in Pulp Fiction.

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3. The film also references Poirot during Emma's murder mystery scene.

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The movie is actually jam-packed with references to other movies. Jason's "Ch Ch Ch Ah Ah Ah" theme from Friday the 13th can be heard waking Emma up later in the haunted mansion, and the girls discussing having the same nightmare is a nod to Nightmare on Elm Street.

4. References to both Princess Diana and Gianni Versace were removed from the film as both were alive during the filming, but died before the movie was released.

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5. Similarly, scenes shot with a cameo from Gary Glitter were removed after he was arrested on child pornography charges.

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The movie still includes the Spice Girls performing Glitter's "Leaders of the Gang".

6. Spice World was the first reunion between Meat Loaf and Richard O'Brien since the two starred in Rocky Horror Picture Show.

O'Brien, who created Rocky Horror and played Riff Raff, starred in Spice World as the villainous paparazzo Damien, while Meat Loaf, who played Eddie in Rocky Horror was Dennis the driver of the Spice Bus.
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O'Brien, who created Rocky Horror and played Riff Raff, starred in Spice World as the villainous paparazzo Damien, while Meat Loaf, who played Eddie in Rocky Horror was Dennis the driver of the Spice Bus.

7. Meat Loaf also references his own hit song, "I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)".

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8. Originally, Dennis the driver was to be played by boxer Frank Bruno, however he quit the production claiming his son was banned from having his photo taken with the girls.

9. The film was nominated for seven Razzies.

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The Golden Raspberry Awards celebrate the worst film has to offer. Spice World was nominated for Worst Picture, Worse Screen Couple, Worse Supporting Actor, Worst Screenplay, Worst New Star, Worst Original Song, and Worst Actress.

10. The film won the Razzie for Worst Actress, an award shared between all five of the Spice Girls.

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11. In 2014, the actual Spice Bus was put on permanent display at the Island Harbour Marina on the Isle of Wight.

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Unfortunately the inside of the bus probably isn't the magical TARDIS we were led to believe.

12. During the photo montage scene, the girls dress up as the various people mentioned in their song "The Lady is a Vamp".

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The girls dress up like Jackie O, Charlie's Angels, Wonder Woman, Marilyn Monroe, Twiggy, and even Sandy and Danny from Grease, to name a few.

13. Barry Humphries ditched Dame Edna's purple-rinse to play tabloid mogul Kevin McMaxford.

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The fictional character of McMaxford has been commonly referred to as a "Rupert Murdoch-type".

14. And basically every British actor had a cameo in the film. For example, Jennifer Saunders is credited as ~Fashionable Woman~.

What a fashionable t-shirt, Jennifer.The film also included cameos from Elton John, Elvis Costello, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Bob Hoskins, Michael Barrymore, Rodger Moore, Bob Geldof, and so many more.
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What a fashionable t-shirt, Jennifer.

The film also included cameos from Elton John, Elvis Costello, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Bob Hoskins, Michael Barrymore, Rodger Moore, Bob Geldof, and so many more.

15. Jennifer also plays the ultimate ~fashionable lady~, Edina Monsoon, in Absolutely Fabulous which often featured cameos from Spice World cast members Naoko Mori and Emma "Baby Spice" Bunton.

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16. The writer of the film, Kim Fuller, also wrote From Justin To Kelly.

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17. And the film passes the Bechdel Test.

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But honestly, how could it not? Girl power forever.