But the MTV Films release did gift us with plenty of dance numbers to spend hours memorizing, a solid soundtrack (Pink‘s “You Make Me Sick,” Ice Cube‘s “You Can Do It,” K-Ci and JoJo‘s “Crazy”) and the valuable lesson that we should never leave our s–t on the floor.
Plus, it introduced the world to an unknown Kerry Washington as Derek’s sister Chenille, who challenged Sara when she brushed off any mention of her inherent white privilege by boldly declaring, “There’s only one world, Chenille.” Uhhhhh… As Chenille put it, “That’s what they teach you. We know different.”
So there are parts that are still slammin’.
And with the 20th anniversary of the Jan. 12 release upon us, we’re ready to dust off our best STEPPS-worthy moves and dance in circles. Probably around you. Here’s everything you may have forgotten about the 2001 flick.