It’s been two decades since ‘Bring It On’ came into our lives.  Filled with fashion, fierceness, and the most iconic one-liners, the film is now considered to be a cult classic.



‘Bring It On’ starred Kirsten Dunst as Torrance Shipman, San Diego Toros’ new cheerleading captain, and Gabrielle Union as Isis, captain of the East Compton Clovers.  The cast also included Eliza Dushku (Missy), Jesse Bradford (Cliff), Lindsay Sloane (Big Red), Richard Hillman (Aaron), and Ian Roberts (Sparky).



During a recent interview with Vogue. they caught up with Gabrielle and together, talked about her Bring It On character.  She revealed, “I didn’t want to be saved and I didn’t want the Clovers to be indebted.  I wouldn’t have been okay with being saved by anyone else. That’s me in real life and that’s me in Bring It On.” 


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Gabrielle continues, “I really wanted to be in this other cheerleading movie called Sugar & Spice about bank-robbing cheerleaders, but they didn’t wanna go Black on any of the lead roles. I was coming off of 10 Things I Hate About You, She’s All That, and Love & Basketball back-to-back, so I was looking for my next gig when this came up. It was called Cheer Fever, and they wanted me for the table read. The script was a little cringe-y, so when they offered me the job, I said, “Can we make some changes?” And they were open.”



To celebrate the 20th anniversary, here are the most iconic one-liners and scenes from the film.


  • “These aren’t spirit fingers. These are spirit fingers, and these are gold.”
  • “I got your door, Tor!”
  • “Missy’s the poo … so take a big whiff.”
  • “She puts the itch in b***h.”
  • “Platter! Nationals! Hello!”
  • “I’m pretty sure the loser sneeze is dead.”
  • “You’ve been touched by an angel, girl.”
  • “When you go to Nationals, bring it.”
  • “This isn’t a democracy, it’s a cheer-ocracy … Missy’s the poo, so take a big whiff.”
  • “Shut up! If you don’t have it yet, you don’t have it! Give it up already!”
  • “You’re in for a rude awakening.
  • “Please stop teaching her these big words before she chokes on one.”
  • “You’re a great cheerleader, Aaron. It’s just that … maybe you’re not boyfriend material. Buh-bye.”




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