Girl Powered: Channel 4 commissions Spice Girls documentary
Staff Reporter | On 14, Jul 2020
Channel 4 has commissioned a new documentary series about the Spice Girls.
Provisionally titled Girl Powered: The Spice Girls, the series tells the complete story of the best-selling girl band of all time.
Using hundreds of hours of archive footage and revealing interviews, it will start from the group’s formation in the mid 1990s against the backdrop of ladette culture and run right through to the recent world tour during the time of the #MeToo movement. The series will examine how modern feminism has evolved through the life story and events that have surrounded the five members of the group.
Alisa Pomeroy, Channel 4 Commissioning Editor 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.”
Girl Powered: The Spice Girls was commissioned from 72 Films by Alisa Pomeroy, Commissioning Editor, Documentaries. The series will be made by Rob Coldstream and Clare Cameron, the directing team behind the multi award winning Jade: The Reality Star Who Changed Britain.
Clare Cameron, Series Editor 72 Films, added: “Little did I know when I saw them perform live in Sheffield as a teenager, that I’d have the opportunity to make a series about one of the most iconic pop groups of our time and their impact on young women all over the world. Following the incredible stories of the band members is an exciting way of exploring the changing story of feminism over the last 25 years.”