Posh, Scary, Sporty, Ginger, and Baby are back to spice up your life with a brand new Channel 4 documentary titled Girl Powered: The Spice Girls. Scheduled to air in 2021, the documentary will mark 25 years since the release of the Spice Girls’ hit single “Wannabe,” and feature archival footage of the English girl group as well as “revealing interviews” that will contextualize their fight for success against competitors such as Oasis and Blur.
The group, whose 5-person membership included Melanie Brown, Melanie Chisholm, Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell, and Victoria Beckham, rose to pop cultural prominence in the ‘90s before notoriously splitting in 1999 after nine number-one singles in the UK. Since their break, they have reunited twice for comeback tours: once in 2007, and last year minus Beckham, who has made a name for herself as a fashion designer.
According to Channel 4 Commissioning Editor of Documentaries Alisa Pomeroy, it was the Spice Girls’ early messages of feminism and empowerment that drew interest in creating a film about them. “The idea of using the story of the supremely popular and mould-breaking Spice Girls to make a multi-layered social history series was too good to pass up,” Pomeroy said. “The Spice Girls mirrored and influenced a generation of women and now, nearly 30 years since their formation, their story sheds light on the coming of age of modern feminism in ways we can fully appreciate for the first time.”
The Channel 4 announcement comes on the heels of reports surrounding a possible 2021 comeback tour to mark the group’s 25th anniversary. Rumor has it that Brown, Chisholm, Bunton, and Halliwell are planning shows across Australia, Europe, and America. Say you’ll be there!END
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