17. Most of the routines performed by the Toros and Clovers involved stunts that are considered illegal in high school competitions.
“There are illegal moves,” Reed confirmed in an interview with HuffPost. “There are some college moves that aren’t high school moves … that would likely get disqualified. When we were making the film, if any of these things came up, we were wrong on the side of what works dramatically or what worked best for us visually. ” That’s fine, that’s fine with us!
18. The end of the film was a point of contention among filmmakers as there was a split over which cheer team Nationals should win. Spoiler alert: The Clovers would take home the trophy.
“I remember there was a whole debate about who was going to win and there was people in the mix saying, ‘Well, Kirsten is the lead, the Toros have to win,'” Reed recalled MTV. “Well, no, that’s not the story … they did a great job. But they finished second behind the other team and it was a life lesson for them.”