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To stay with the 'consumer economy' tone of the film, from beginning to end there are approximately 73 companies who have product placements shown; from logos to actual items ranging in entertainment, electronics, fashion, food, hygiene, and cars. No money was received from all the product placements in the film.
Rachael Leigh Cook's singing voice was dubbed by the lead singer of the band Letters to Cleo, Kay Hanley.
Briefly during the airplane scene, Alexandra Cabot (Missi Pyle) breaks the fourth wall. Her brother, Alexander Cabot (Paulo Costanzo) wonders why she's even on the plane. She replies "Because I was in the comic book" and when he mis-hears her she corrects herself and says "Nothing."
Rachael Leigh Cook, Rosario Dawson, and Tara Reid had to go to a "Band Camp" for two weeks to learn how to play the instruments their characters used in order look correct on screen. However, they did not become proficient to the level that they could play effectively on the soundtrack. The actual music was supplied by studio musicians.
In the control room scene, one of the scrolling marquee messages says, "'Can't Hardly Wait' was underrated." Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan directed both Can't Hardly Wait (1998) and "Josie and the Pussycats".
Early on, when Wyatt and Lex (the pilots of the private plane carrying boy band Du Jour), are about to escape via parachute, Wyatt enters the cockpit and says: "take the Chevy to the levee." This is a lyric from Don McLean's song, "American Pie", a song which - amongst many other rock & roll events - expresses sadness about the fatal plane crash which took the lives of Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and J.P. Richardson (professionally known as The Big Bopper.
Tara Reid and Carson Daly started dating after meeting on set during his cameo in this film. They eventually became engaged before ending their relationship in June 2001.
Above the picture of the girls on one of the magazine covers the headline says that Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu were cast to play the band in an upcoming movie. Peter Teschner, the editor of Josie and the Pussycats was also the editor of Charlie's Angels (2000), featuring these three actresses.
The "Bubbles" in the Mega Records recording studio change from white to yellow during the course of the film. Apparently the techs could not keep the material they were made out of to stay white, so they just went with it.
According to Josie's buss pass, Riverdale is located in the 99860 zip code. This zip code is really for Mezquital del Oro in Mexico.
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The boyband are called DuJour. The term du jour is normally used to describe something that is enjoying great but probably short-lived popularity or publicity, a common trait for boybands.
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Seth Green is one of the members of the boy group Du Jour. He went on to co-create Robot Chicken (2005), which has featured voice work by several other actors in the movie, including Breckin Meyer, Donald Faison, Rachael Leigh Cook, and Rosario Dawson.
Brandy Norwood and Aaliyah were considered for the role of Valerie Brown.
Melody is never in the actual movie seen in a full shirt, i.e. a full neckline and sleeves. The only time she is seen in a real shirt is during flashbacks in the "Three Small Words" music sequence.
During the scene when the girls are eating noodles in their apartment, Valerie is reading a book entitled "12 Steps To Anger Management".
Originally, Fiona was supposed to have been very fat when she was younger, but Parker Posey suggested that instead Fiona have a speech impediment.
Film debut for Justin Chatwin.
During the TRL scene, the cardboard cut-outs in the "audience" feature Johnny Depp (2), Gwen Stefani (2), Christina Aguilera (2), Britney Spears, and Matt Damon. Melody defends herself with Britney and Christina, but Carson Daly hits the cut-outs with a baseball bat. Melody eventually clubs Carson with the Matt Damon cut-out and knocks him off the bleachers.
Alan Cumming's character tells the girls how lucky they are to be able to go back to their 10 year high school reunion as huge successes. Three years earlier in the Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997) his character was the greatest success at the 10 year reunion. Likely this line was an intentional reference.
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Tara Reid starred as the band's drummer, Melody Valentine. Not knowing how to play drums before they filmed, she needed to learn the basics so she could appear to know what she was doing behind the kit. The producers hired Drew Thomas, who was in such bands as Bold, Into Another, and Youth of Today.
Aaliyah was considered for the role of Valerie Brown. The film features a scene of a plane crash. Eerily enough she would then die in a plane crash on August 2001 four months after this film's theatrical release.
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Tara Reid (Melody) and Parker Posey (Fiona) share the same birthday, November 8th.
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Alan Cumming and RLC were both previously in Get Carter (2000) one year earlier.
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Donald Faison and Breckin Meyer previously collaborated on Clueless (1995).
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