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The Spice Girls at 25: Here’s the story from A to Z

Released 25 years ago, on 8 July 1996, Wannabe spent seven weeks at number one in the UK and four in the US. In the process, it made five unknown girls – Victoria Caroline Adams, Melanie Janine Brown, Emma Lee Bunton, Melanie Jayne Chisholm and Geraldine Estelle Halliwell – global superstars.

So here’s a story from A to Z of how the band started, rose to fame, fell apart and put themselves back together again. Because which member of our LGBT+ Community does not love the Spice Girls?!?

K is for Kim Fuller

Kim Fuller was a sketch writer with credits on Not The Nine O’Clock News, Spitting Image and The Tracey Ullman Show. He was also the brother of the Spice Girls’ manager Simon – which is how he ended up writing a script for the band’s first (and so far only) feature film, Spice World: The Movie.

“The girls were being courted in Hollywood at the time, and they were offered a deal by Disney to do a film,”Ā he told Vice in 2018. “It was a bit Disney-fied. I think it was about a young single mother of one of the girls, fighting hardship to form the band.”

The girls hated the idea, so Kim asked if he could have a shot.

The story, such as it is, involves the band preparing for a concert, while dealing with unscrupulous journalists, space aliens and bomb on a bus (that mysteriously vanishes). Critically mauled, it earned the stars five worst actress awards at the 1998 Golden Raspberries – but it made back its Ā£4m budget 14 times over.

“The problem was that some of the toffee-nosed pricks that write the reviews are so totally up their own bums they couldn’t see it was a total spoof from beginning to end,” Victoria later opined in her autobiography. “We set out to make a fun movie, kitsch, camp and a lorra lorra laughs. Frankly, I think we did.”

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