Chris Sims, over at his excellent blog, has decided to spend a solid week talking about the cheerleader movie franchise, 'Bring It On'. It's disturbing the way that talking about crappy cheerleader movies can get into your head. He asked for title suggestions, and he got over 150. Once you start thinking about it, it can be awfully difficult to stop. I came up with an idea for a "ninja cheerleader" movie, only to find out from his latest post that there have been two. But I think I've still got the market (specifically, the direct-to-video market) covered with my idea for:
Bring It On: Chimp Cheers!
It's a film that practically writes itself: An eccentric billionaire leaves a fortune to the high school to build a new gym, but with one proviso. The school must accept his pet chimp, Lucy, onto the cheerleading squad. The girls have to try to win at the State Cheerleading Competitions with a chimp on their squad...and, in an ironic twist, the girl who the chimp replaced is the niece of the billionaire, and she challenges his will! It all comes together at the end when they win State ("I checked the rulebook, and there's no rule that says you can't have a chimp on your squad") and the judge (who's attending the meet) is so moved that she decides to dismiss the case! And, of course, the girls find that with a graduating senior, there's room for the niece to get back on the squad.
It's the feel-good hit of the year, I tell you. Get Warner Brothers on the phone. (If Warner Brothers doesn't make the 'Bring It On' movies, they'll probably know who does, at the very least.)