18. Most of Toros and the Clovers’ routines involved acrobatics, which are illegal in high school competitions.
“There are illegal moves,” Reid confirmed in an interview with HuffPost. “There are some group moves out there that aren’t high school moves…that would probably be left out. At the time, when we were making the movie, if one of those things came out, we erred on the side of what worked massively or what was best for us visually” . That’s good, that’s good with us!
19. The ending of the film was a point of contention among the filmmakers, as there was a split when it came to which cheer team should win the Nationals. Spoiler alert: Clovers will take the trophy home.
Reid recalls to MTV, “I remember there was a whole discussion about who would win, and there were people in the mix like, ‘Okay, Kirsten is the lead, Toros has to win.'” Well, no, that’s not the story…They did Great job. But they came second to the other team, and that was a life lesson for her.”