Across the UK this weekend, thousands of people will to the cinemas to watch special screenings of iconic film Spice World, in honor of its 20th anniversary. Despite the fact it was panned by critics, it made $77 million worldwide and in the U.S. alone, it broke the record for the highest-ever weekend debut for Super Bowl Weekend with $10.5 million. Obviously at the height of Spicemania, it makes sense that it made so much money, but it also had no right making that much money.
It’s one of the most ridiculous movies I’ve ever seen, but it’s also meta, self-aware and just a fun, grand old time. If you’re a millennial who was into the Spice Girls, this movie was an important marker in your personal pop culture history. It wasn’t a Razzie-winning film. It was a movie that defined a generation.
So if you’re in the U.S. and can’t hop over the pond to see it in the movie theater, here are some Spice-inspired ideas that will fill the void.
Listen to the Spice World Album
The second studio album from the Spice Girls wasn’t just a regular album, it was also the soundtrack to the film, since an official movie soundtrack was never released. Just listen to this on loop.
Go to Karaoke and Sing a Spice Girls Song
If the karaoke bar you’re at doesn’t have Spice Girls, you’re at the wrong karaoke bar.
Watch This Meatloaf Video
Acclaimed actor Meat Loaf played the girls’ bus driver in the movie, but if you don’t know his music, just start with this music video that REALLY tells a story.
Dress Like Your Favorite Spice Girl
Like, obviously, right? The 90s are back in!!
Dress Up As Your Friend’s Favorite Spice Girl
The girls had a ridiculous photo shoot, and ended up dressing in each others’ clothes. Grab a friend and do a switcheroo!
Find Out What Nicola’s Been Up To
She played the girls’ random pregnant friend in a plot line designed to encourage female friendship, and I’ve never seen her in anything ever since. But if you’re British, you might be familiar with Naoko Mori, who has been in shows such as Doctor Who, Torchwood, and Absolutely Fabulous.
Make a Documentary With Your Friends
Hire a few rando filmmakers looking to add to their sizzle reel and have them follow you around.
Or Watch This Real Spice Girls Documentary
First of all, I’d really appreciate a copy of the fake documentary they filmed in the movie. If that’s not available, just watch this real documentary about the Spice Force Five.
Go to Bootcamp
Get fit and get down get deeper and down just like the SG. Call up Barry’s and tell him you’re on your way in your platform sneaks.
Seek Out Aliens
Probably an easy feat to achieve.
Go to a Gay Club
Play with Toy Buses
… And recreate one of the most epic scenes in cinematic history.
Watch Rocky Horror Picture Show
There are two Rocky Horror alums in Spice World – Richard O’Brien, the creepy tabloid guy in Spice World and the creepy Riff Raff guy in Rocky Horror. Also, Meatloaf. Get a fix by watching another movie musical! Or don’t. In fact I take it all back, don’t watch it.
Watch the movie?
Seriously, just watch it from the comfort of your own home. It’s the best thing you’ll do this weekend, maybe even your life.