All hail the Dunst-issance -- or whatever the heck we're calling it. The Dunstolution? Breaking 2: Electric Dunst-aloo?
Whatever your preferred nomenclature for a cultural moment in which we finally are coming to the correct amount of appreciation for Kirsten Dunst, she appeared on The Kelly Clarkson Show Wednesday to discuss her acclaimed Showtime drama On Becoming a God in Central Florida. During the discussion, Dunst was asked about Rodarte's spring/summer 2020 lookbook, in which she was featured alongside Bring It On costar Gabrielle Union.
When Dunst posted photos from the shoot on Twitter earlier this month, she referenced the duo's iconic creative partnership, and Bring It On fans couldn't help but want more. "It's been brought," Dunst tweeted at the time.
While there are currently no plans for a reboot of the 2000 teen classic about cheerleading squads at rival California high schools, Dunst toldthe singer-turned-daytime-host that she is absolutely down to put on her old uniform if director Peyton Reed makes the call.
"I was like, listen, if they wanted to make another movie, I would make another movie," she said. "Why not? That would be so fun."
The timing is certainly right to return to Rancho Carne High School, asBring It On turns 20 next year. (You're getting old, sorry!) While the film, which co-stars Jesse Bradford and Eliza Dushku, was a major hit in theaters, its cult has only grown in the two decades since, with its whip-smart dialogue becoming an indelible part of the vernacular. Where would the world be without spirit fingers and cheer sex?
Bring It On's enduring legacy also spawned a series of increasingly forgettable straight-to-video sequels starring Hayden Panettiere, Ashley Benson, and Christina Milian. The last of these, Bring It On: Worldwide Smackdown, debuted on VOD in 2017 with a whimper.
While all of this is pure conjecture at this point -- because it takes more than one person to make a movie -- a reboot starring Dunst would likely retcon the sequels. It's what Big Red deserves.
Union has yet to sign-off on Dunst's call for more Toros and Clovers, and someone better get her agent on the phone ASAP. But should a film not be able to get off the ground by 2020, we'll always have the Drama Desk-nominated musical adaptation, which just so happened to feature music by someone named Lin-Manuel Miranda. I wonder what he's been up to since?