1. The movie was originally called Cheer Fever.
2. Written by music video director Jessica Bendinger, the script was a hard sell and almost didn't get made. "I went to 28 or more places and meetings," she told MTV News in 2015. "I had about 27 pitches because sometimes I'd go to a studio and they'd love it and they'd take it to their boss and they go, 'We love it!' and take it their boss and then it would get a pass at the third time."
3. Despite being one of the most in-demand actresses of her generation, Kirsten Dunst wasn't the first person to have the part of Torrance. No, that would be Marley Shelton, who would end up ditching the movie to star in Sugar and Spice, the 2001 film about cheerleaders-turned-bank robbers. Oh my.