Two real world deaths after filming prompted edits to the movie. Mentions of both Princess Diana and the designer Versace were made in the film because they were both alive when the film was made but both died before its release.
Gary Glitter filmed a four-minute cameo appearance as himself but shortly before the film was to be released he was arrested on child porn offenses . The Spice Girls and the production team agreed that his cameo should be deleted from the final print.
In the photography scene the girls dress up as various characters which include: Jacqueline Kennedy; Charlie's Angels; Danny and Sandy from Grease (1978); Wonder Woman; Madonna; a mod girl who resembles Twiggy; and a James Bond girl. Additionally, the girls dress up as each other: Victoria dresses as Baby Spice; Mel B as Ginger Spice; Mel C as Posh Spice; Emma as Scary Spice; and Geri as Sporty Spice. Geri also dresses up like Marilyn Monroe.
Among the many in-jokes (which may become obscured by the mists of time) is Dennis saying, when asked to fix the toilets, that he'd do anything for the girls, "but I won't do that!" - a reference to Meat Loaf's single, "I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)".
In the scene where The Spice Girls jump their bus over the toll bridge the movie creators made an animated scene of the Spice Bus jumping and added pre-recorded vocals of the girls screaming as jumping a vehicle over a toll bridge is dangerous in real life. A slide whistle cartoon sound effect can clearly be heard when the bus jumps.
When Emma is telling one of The Dream Boys about the toys that she has in her bed she mentions Woody, Buzz, and the Alien. This is a reference to the characters from the popular 1995 Disney movie "Toy Story".