Channel 4 orders ‘Spice Girls’ docuseries from 72 Films to explore feminism

Channel 4 in the UK has unveiled a new docuseries that it claims will tell “the complete story” of The Spice Girls and explore feminism over the past 30 years.

Girl Powered: The Spice Girls (working title) is from the UK’s 72 Films and will use hundreds of hours of archive footage and interviews to explore the story behind the best-selling girl band of all time.

The show will starting from the group’s formation in the mid 1990’s and run through to the recent world tour during the time of the #metoo movement to examine how modern feminism has evolved through the life story and events that have surrounded the five members of the group.

Alisa Pomeroy, C4 commissioning editor of documentaries, said: “The idea of using the story of the supremely popular and mould-breaking Spice Girls to make a multi-layered social history series was too good to pass up.

“The Spice Girls mirrored and influenced a generation of women and now, nearly 30 years since their formation, their story sheds light on the coming of age of modern feminism in ways we can fully appreciate for the first time.”

The series will be made by Rob Coldstream and Clare Cameron, who previously worked on Jade: The Reality Star Who Changed Britain.

 

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