Trivia / Bring It On

  • Actor Allusion:
    • The Clovers have a line "let's beat these Buffys down so we can go home". Eliza Dushku of course played Faith on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Clare Kramer would later appear as Glory in Season 5. Nicole Bilderback also had a minor role in a Season 3 episode.
    • The Clovers write to a Pauletta Patterson asking for money. Gabrielle Union had played a character with that name on Being Mary Jane.
  • Actor-Shared Background: Both Kirsten Dunst and Gabrielle Union were cheerleaders in high school. And the cheer that Missy hears from the hotel window is one from Kristen's high school alma mater.
  • Dawson Casting:
    • The first movie has some slight examples - Kirsten Dunst (19) and Eliza Dushku (20) - and some really heavy ones. Gabrielle Union and Clare Kramer were 26, while Nicole Bilderback was 25.
    • The sequels do however feature some teen actresses such as Hayden Panetierre (17) in the third movie and Ashley Benson (18) in the fourth.
  • Dyeing for Your Art: Most of the cast had to go to 'cheerleader bootcamp' to prepare.
  • Irony as She Is Cast: Aaron's girlfriend who reacts with disgust when she finds out he was a cheerleader is played by Lakers cheerleader Carla Makauf.
  • Missing Trailer Scene: Extra scenes with Isis appear in the trailer but not the finished film - including scenes with a boyfriend.
  • Playing Against Type: Lindsay Slaone is more remembered for playing a bumbling insecure wannabe. In the first film she plays a straight up Alpha Bitch.
  • Real-Life Relative: The director's wife cameos as the magazine editor during the awards scene in the first film.
  • Those Two Actors: In addition to this and Buffy (mentioned above) Eliza Dushku and Clare Kramer also worked together on Tru Calling.
  • Throw It In: With the car wash scene in the first film. According to director Peyton Reed, Eliza Dushku didn't like any of the swimsuits the costume department had, so she drove home to get one of her own and came back with that barely-there powder blue bikini.
  • Unintentional Period Piece: From the fashion to the music, everything about the first film screams late 90s/early 00s.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Terri Conn had three callbacks for the role of Torrance in the first film before Kirsten Dunst was cast.
    • The Dance Party Ending/Creative Closing Credits for Bring It On: All Or Nothing reveal that it was filmed as Bring It On Yet Again. Fortunately Universal changed the title or they might have had to call the other two movies Bring It On Again, Again and Bring It On One More Time.

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