From 1996 to about 1998, the Spice Girls were on top of the world. The British singing group sold 85 million records and became the best-selling female group of all time. They rose fast and flamed out quickly. The Spice Girls released three album, the first two of which were blockbusters. Riding on that wave of popularity, they made a feature film. Although it was a box-office hit, the 1997 comedy Spice World became famous for being terrible. Nevertheless, we want to learn more about it.
4. John Cleese turned down a cameo in the movie.
Whether he didn’t want to be associated with the Spice Girls or had scheduling conflicts is unknown but he turned it down regardless.
3. The film actually made Roger Ebert’s “most hated” list.
Now think about this. Ebert made a good living trashing films or talking them up. If he didn’t care enough about a film he said his piece and let it be. But the truly good or bad ones were those that he felt that strongly about.
Read the rest of a trivia list about Spice World at TVOM.