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Episode 145 – Bring it ON

Bring it On brought us many iconic, quotable lines. It also brought us a surprisingly nuanced example of cultural appropriation and the problems of white guilt. Also, Jesse Bradford and Eliza Dushku. Let’s get into it!

Bring it On brought us many iconic, quotable lines. It also brought us a surprisingly nuanced example of cultural appropriation and the problems of white guilt. Also, Jesse Bradford and Eliza Dushku. Let’s get into it!

Warning: This one contains cursing. There’s also a brief discussion of sexual assault based on the events of the film. 

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