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‘Bring It On’ Is More Than a Cheerleading Movie

The 20-year-old film explored cultural misappropriation before it became a part of the zeitgeist

Kirsten Dunst and Gabrielle Union in “Bring It On.” Photo: Universal Pictures

When Torrance (Kirsten Dunst) finds out her whole cheerleading career is based on theft and deception, she runs away in despair. Isis (Gabrielle Union) follows her to confront her, forcing her to face her complicity in how…




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