Films That Formed the Tween Collective Unconscious of the Y2K Era

Welcome to Sleepover Cinema, where we analyze the films that created the collective unconscious of the girls and gays of the late 90s and early 2000s.

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The Cheetah Girls 2

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The Cheetah Girls 2

A critical influence on basic girls’ study abroad trips fo generations to come, The Cheetah Girls 2 is a blazer-and-tank-tops-filled romp through Barcelona. Relatively unimpressive a cappella sections, stale beef, and bland love interests aside, this movie brought SO much to the table in the summer of 2006. Let’s explore.

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