In 1996, 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. Little over a year later, 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.
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.
Money, Dear Boy: Richard E. Grant has cheerfully admitted that money was his primary consideration for appearing in the film. It's hard not to suspect that it was a primary consideration for most of the other participants as well.
So My Kids Can Watch was also a motivator for Grant, as his pre-teen daughter was a big fan of the Spice Girls at the time.
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.