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Watch a Feminist Remake of Spice Girls’ ’90s Classic ‘Wannabe’

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Watch a Feminist Remake of Spice Girls’ ’90s Classic ‘Wannabe’

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This morning, Project Everyone released an updated version of the Spice Girls’ 1996 classic, “Wannabe,” showcasing even more girl power. As part of the UN’s Global Goals campaign, director MJ Delaney used the Spice Girls’ power anthem to show what girls “really really want”—global gender equality.

The video, featuring artists and dancers from across the globe, including Bollywood star Jacqueline Fernandez and British R&B group M.O., calls for an end to violence against women, the end of forced marriage and better education for girls everywhere. Delaney said the video is also about “modern day girl power.”



“The Spice Girls were about a group of different women joining together and being stronger through that bond,” she told The Guardian. “These differences are what we want to celebrate in this film, while showing there are some universal things that all girls, everywhere, really, really want.”

Along with the video, Project Everyone has launched #WhatIReallyReallyWant, asking women across the world to share their hopes for equality online. “Girl power has already come a long way,” the video reads, “Let’s take it further.” Watch the video, below.