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Yep, “Pitch Perfect” Is The New “Bring It On”

At first glance, “Pitch Perfect” and “Bring It On” have very little in common.

One’s about a group of girls who are misfits among the misfits — apparently, there is a social hierarchy among glee clubs, and they’re at the very bottom — and the other is full of pretty, popular girls with shiny hair and teeth flipping around in cute cheerleader outfits. Both are the kind of movies that, on paper, sound really silly and kind of embarrassing but prove to be incredibly satisfying and fun to watch by yourself or a gang of friends.

Cheerleading and glee club have more in common than you’d think, or, for that matter, than what most high schoolers would like to think. Both are highly competitive activities most people think are a waste of time, but they actually take a lot of practice and talent. Both require matching outfits and strong personalities, which inevitably leads to lots of drama. And, sometimes, these activities lead to injuries and/or projective vomiting. Read more…

“Bring It On: The Musical” … Because Why Not Have Singing Cheerleaders?

I am not the target audience for “Bring It On: The Musical,” which will be traveling around the country in fall 2011, bringing the tale of dueling cheerleading squads hither and yon. But I know girls who love that movie, but what’s more, I know dudes who looove that movie. Singing cheerleaders? I’ll pass. (I never really got the “Bring It On” obsession. Can someone explain?) The only thing that might redeem “Bring It On: The Musical” is the fact that it’s made by the creators of “In The Heights,” “Next To Normal” and “Avenue Q,” which are all extremely well-regarded Broadway shows. But still: singing cheerleaders, people.

What do you think? Would you see “Bring It On: The Musical” if it came to your neck of the woods? [YouTube via Salon.com] Keep reading »

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