- It’s been 19 years since "Bring It On" premiered and taught us the ins and outs of "cheerocracy."
- In celebration of the milestone, see where your favorite cast members are today.
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It was 19 years ago this week that we first realized we weren’t living in a democracy. We are living in a cheerocracy, though sometimes it can feel like a cheertatorship.
That’s just one of the many gifts "Bring It On" gave the world when it premiered in theaters on August 22, 2000.
"Bring It On" once again proved to an increasingly cynical young generation that winning wasn’t everything and finding a girl who could do gymnastics was. And in the end, we can all be friends — even with the cheer team from the financially challenged part of town.
The movie would go on to make about $90 million in worldwide box office — not too shabby for a film made for $10 million. Even better, it became a cult classic, spawned four TV series, and cemented its stars’ careers.
Here’s what the stars of "Bring It On" are up to 19 years later.
Kirsten Dunst played Torrance Shipman, the new Toros cheerleading captain.
In the movie, Torrance stopped at nothing to make sure the team wins its sixth championship in a row.
"Bring It On" would show Hollywood that previously serious actress Kirsten Dunst had comic skill.
Dunst went on to play Mary Jane in the "Spider-Man" film franchise from 2002 to 2007.
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She has starred in many more films, including the first film from the Rodarte label founders’ feature directorial debut, "Woodshock." Dunst will also star on Showtime’s comedy series, "On Becoming a God in Central Florida," which premieres on August 25.
Dunst also gave birth to her and husband Jesse Plemons’ first child, Ennis Howard Plemons, in 2018.
Eliza Dushku played Missy Pantone, the tough new girl looking for a way to replace gymnastics in her life.
She would end up being exactly what the team needed and vice versa.
Dushku had already made a name for herself as the second slayer on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel."
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