From 1997-1999, the Spice Girls were everywhere. The pop girl group included Victoria Adams ("Posh Spice", later known as Victoria Beckham), Melanie Brown ("Scary Spice"), Emma Bunton ("Baby Spice"), Melanie Chisholm ("Sporty Spice") and Geri Halliwell ("Ginger Spice"). They practically defined the term "overnight success", so when the idea arose to make a film based on their success, it was almost immediately given the green light. In late 1997-early 1998, Spice World was released.Spice World bounces back and forth between being a by-the-numbers ripoff of A Hard Day's Night, a self-spoof, and a harsh satire of the Spice Girls and their culture. Ultimately, the production as a whole is just so disjointed, it doesn't seem to really matter.
This film provides examples of:
As Himself: Sir Elton John, in a scene that...has no point except that he's there, really. Bob Geldof and Jonathan Ross also play themselves in the movie.
When delivering Nicola's baby, Gerri says the first thing she has to do is put her legs together. Mel B remarks "It's a bit late. She should have done that nine months ago"
One of the aliens grabs Mel B's boobs when he meets her.
When chatting to one of their topless back-up dancers, Emma is rattling off a list of all the cuddly toys she has on her bed. At the end of this list she says, "so you see there's just not enough room for you mate"
The girls allude that Clifford needs to get laid.
Victoria snarks that Geri should remove her top to get a young boy out of his coma.
Hollywood Nerd: Ginger is implied to be this; she's shown reading when she's off by herself, and has what the other Girls consider to be an annoying habit of dropping random trivia facts into the conversation.
The Stoic: Arguably Posh, who almost never smiles.
Stylistic Suck: Although many will tell you that the entire movie sucks, the movie contains an intentional example; during the description of the frantic bus drive across London, a shot of the bus jumping the rising platform of Tower Bridge is rendered with a toy bus and a shoddy replica of the bridge to assuage one of the executive's worries that it would be too expensive otherwise.
Trailers Always Lie: The most-often-seen ad spot for the movie in the U.S. was a scene of Posh asking the other girls if her dress is too short. When they answer no, she hikes it up, and then they slap fives. To a six-year-old girl, it was hilarious, but it wasn't in the (U.S., at least...) release.
Quote Mining: Tabloid journalists quote one of the girls asking, "is the Pope Catholic?" in order to show off just how stupid they are. They conveniently leave out the detail about it being a rhetorical question.
You Need to Get Laid: The Girls feel this way about their uptight manager, and say so behind his back.
Your Mom: Clifford and the Italian director guy exchange a few of these, although they're actually just saying "your mother" without any verb attached.