The ‘90s were a confusing time. The internet existed but no one knew how to use it, our clothes often matched our disposable cups, and for some reason, every TV and movie character was legally obligated to declare “It’s the ‘90s!” at least three times. It was like a Bloody Mary type of thing: Repeat it enough and the Spice Girls showed up, struck a pose, and shouted “Girl power!”
Man, remember the Spice Girls? No one can deny their important contributions to music and cinematic history, but have you ever actually listened to one of their songs? They make no sense. “Say You’ll Be There” switches back and forth between telling some dude to peace off and begging him to, you know, be there. They’re all like that. In fact, it sometimes feels like no one had any idea what they were talking about back in the days of alterna-grunge and baby tees.