Fans are saying “Bring It On” to a possible remake of #BringItOn.
The cult classic hit screens back 2000, and became one of the most influential films in pop culture and was one of the first introductions to social issues like cultural appropriation. The film starred Gabrielle Union and Kirsten Dunst and follows the story of a cheerleader who finds out her former team captain stole all their best routines from an inner-city high school cheer squad. With only a few weeks to prepare for this year’s championships, the team must create its own original move to win.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Even though the movie isn’t officially made, that didn’t stop fans from making up their own ideas. Some of which caught the attention from the movie’s original cast, including Union. One fan suggested Ryan Destiny co-star in the remake with Union as her coach. Union replied via Twitter saying, “hmmmm and I’m thinking less “coach” more Mama June.” Destiny chimed in saying “Welp, this really took a life of its own,” and added eye emojis in response to Union’s tweet with “mummmmm.”
Union shared why she took on the role with Elle Magazine, “I had wanted this cheerleading movie Sugar & Spice, but they didn’t go black on any of the roles. I couldn’t even audition,” she said. “In Bring It On, the story is about cultural appropriation, and how the hard work of African Americans has been repackaged with blond hair and blue eyes. The social justice of it appealed to me.”
Would you be here or it?