Former teen star who played roles in Clockstoppers, Romeo + Juliet and It feels like first. Twenty years later, the film still has a timely message about cultural appropriation, white privilege and profiting from the Black community.
"Bring It On" marks its fifteenth anniversary this month. It wasn’t super polished; it had this very kind of garage/bedroom feel to it.”. “, Oh, Torrance, I can’t stand your cheerleading squad/But I love your pom-poms/I’d feed you bon-bons all night,” Mott croons over acoustic guitar in the opening. So how did Rufus King land a song in Bring It On? He'd look a little ridiculous in that bikini, wouldn't he? Torrance Shipman “Not the case, wish I could take credit for a catchy song like that.” Even better, the actor didn’t even hear the song until the movie was released. Please select the topics you're interested in: Would you like to turn on POPSUGAR desktop notifications to get breaking news ASAP? “[Cliff] had a line that I think we cut, where he’s talking about, ‘You know, how much I abhor cheerleading, and yet here I am in love with a cheerleader,’” Reed recalls.
How vintage! “[Torrance] puts a little sample of Cliff’s song, [in the cheer mix] and we see him pumping his fist in the crowd.”.
With the help of “spirit fingers” and an ensemble cheer routine to “Hey Mickey” in the end credits. In the teen comedy, Toros captain Torrance Shipman (Kirsten Dunst) takes the reins of the squad — only to find out that the team’s former captain, the bossy Big Red (Lindsay Sloane), had been stealing routines from a Black cheer squad, the East Compton Clovers, led by Isis (Gabrielle Union). Torrance Shipman | 1 day ago, by Monica Sisavat , grossing $90 million when it debuted on Aug. 22, 2000, and has since become a cult classic, with a series of five straight-to-DVD sequels and a regular stint on cable TV.
Suddenly Missy blocks his view, her bikini-clad chest right in his line of sight]. “The idea of finally being able to hear what Cliff’s musical voice was, what his music would sound like, and the idea of doing this California pop-punk song that was under two and a half minutes, just felt right,” Reed says.
“Oh, Torrance, I can’t stand your cheerleading squad/But I love your pom-poms/I’d feed you bon-bons all night,” Mott croons over acoustic guitar in the opening.
In the movie, as Torrance plays Cliff’s “original” song, she goes from moping in her pink bedroom to dancing on her bed with her pom-poms. Torres Describes Harrowing 48 Hours Trying to Return Home, The Viral Countdown: The Race to React to COVID-19, The Cost of Coronavirus: How Young Guv Ended Up Stranded. “It’s one of those situations where it works to the benefit that it wasn’t a recognizable song,” Billy Gottlieb, the film’s music supervisor, says. Missy Wait a minute, people cheering... cheerleaders? “, We had the recorded scene and the basic idea of what [Cliff] needed to say to Torrance at that point in the film,” recalls Price. Uh... no. Missy : [Cliff is looking ahead at Torrance. I'm offering you a chance to be a part of that.
But the goal, at least in the story was to really make it personal.” Bradford initially wanted to play music on the song. ESPN cameras all around. Are you intimidated? Cliff Comprised of vocalist and guitarist Stephen Mott, bassist Octavio Gallardo and drummer Scott Price, Rufus King formed in 1993 while they were in high school.
“I actually remember being a little disappointed because I had lobbied for the opportunity to actually play guitar on the song potentially on the necessary overdub [and] the ADR looping that would have to be done for the scene where he’s freaking out in his bedroom,” Bradford recalls. Making money from guys oogling my goodies. Suddenly Missy blocks his view, her bikini-clad chest right in his line of sight] Hey, perv. It's a British punk band, circa 1977 to 1983-ish, original lineup anyway.
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Ultimately, Reed wanted people to think it was Bradford singing the track: “Even on the cassette, [Cliff] had that spoken word intro, which is Jesse, and even the count off is him, and then it switches to Rufus King. He was so passionate about the scene that he was torn between having Cliff burn a CD instead of a cassette tape for Torrance. : Lots of people. We're the shit, the best. soundtrack would have been a game-changer, but “it didn’t fit into this kind of R&B and pop world” that the record label wanted for the album.
Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Gabrielle Union, Peyton Reed and many, many more tell all in MTV News' definitive oral history of the movie. Cliff That's right. : Suddenly Missy blocks his view, her bikini-clad chest right in his line of sight] So, second place... how does it feel?
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: Missy “[‘Just What I Need’] had a romance to it,” says Israel, who also produced the track. 1 day ago, by Mekishana Pierre Company Credits Reed needed that moment for Torrance to “take the reins of the Toros” back and “assert herself as the captain of the squad.”, Torrance dancing to “Just What I Need” also paid homage to a longer version of another scene in the film, one where Missy tells Cliff to “be aggressive” and confess how he feels to Torrance. : director Peyton Reed happened to be the brainchild behind the track. Ultimately, Reed wanted people to think it was Bradford singing the track: “Even on the cassette, [Cliff] had that spoken word intro, which is Jesse, and even the count off is him, and then it switches to Rufus King.
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It’s been two decades since the Rancho Carne Toros and East Compton Clovers held a cheer battle that would become a cultural touchstone for years to come. More recently, he's had guest and recurring roles on television. Comprised of vocalist and guitarist Stephen Mott, bassist Octavio Gallardo and drummer Scott Price, Rufus King formed in 1993 while they were in high school. “It obviously had the timbre of being really playful and uptempo.” Dunst, who was 17 at the time of filming, was listening to “Just What I Need” in real time while the scene was shot, and ultimately, the first take was used in the final cut. “She has this youthful energy and vitality that really comes across in that scene,” Reed says of Dunst.
? It’s been two decades since the Rancho Carne Toros and East Compton Clovers held a cheer battle that would become a cultural touchstone for years to come. “I’ve definitely had people just assume that I’m actually singing and that I actually was some kind of one-man-band producing that song for the world,” the actor says. “We put ourselves in [Cliff’s] shoes and wrote something the same way we would write a song to any of our love interests, [something], Today Gottlieb believes that putting “Just What I Need” on the. Following her rough day, Torrance gets a ride home from her two-timing boyfriend Aaron — but unbeknownst to her, Cliff (Jesse Bradford) is waiting for her with flowers and a mixtape (on cassette). In early 2000, in the band’s hometown of Woodland, California (just outside of Sacramento), the band stayed up writing the song and most of its lyrics in one night at vocalist Stephen Mott’s parents’ house.
One year later, they were discovered by Loren Israel, who would become their manager. After learning that the Toros’ five wins as a team were a lie, Torrance must start from scratch and face off in a national competition against the Clovers. “We put ourselves in [Cliff’s] shoes and wrote something the same way we would write a song to any of our love interests, [something] funny, edgy and authentic.”. , 18 Years Later, Catch Up With the Cast of Bring It On, Tom Holland Promotes Mask Safety in First Spider-Man 3 Photo: "Wear a Mask, I’m Wearing Two", Yes, Lashana Lynch Is the First Black Female 007, and You're Just Going to Have to Get Over It, Meet the Charming Cast of Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey, Moira Rose's Outfits Were Inspired by This Famous Style Icon — No, It's Not Lady Gaga, Operation Christmas Drop Is Loosely Based on a True Story — Here's the Info, Goodbye, Grindelwald: Johnny Depp Forced to Exit Fantastic Beasts With Role to Be Recast. : Oh, you mean like a football game? “We had the recorded scene and the basic idea of what [Cliff] needed to say to Torrance at that point in the film,” recalls Price. Growing up as a drummer in bands in North Carolina, Reed wanted to inject a bit of himself into the Cliff character — the Superchunk posters on Cliff’s bedroom wall even paid tribute to Reed’s earlier days directing their music videos. Sign up for our Celebrity & Entertainment newsletter. After graduation in 1997, the band relocated to Los Angeles. Technical Specs, [Cliff is looking ahead at Torrance. “We were available, had the fun, punk vibe and understood what would translate well, which was not a departure from what we were doing anyway.”, For viewers, the lyrics were equally cringe-worthy and hilarious. “[Billy] needed a band that would fit the vibe for the Jesse Bradford character and a song to fit the scene where Torrance went from sad to elated and jumping on her bed in her room,” Scott Price, drummer for Rufus King, recalls.
Immediately following the film's release, he was cast in a handful of major films, such as 2002's Clockstoppers, and in the TV series The West Wing.
One year later, they were discovered by Loren Israel, who would become their manager.
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