Hear me out
Without thinking about it too much, who’s you’re favourite Spice Girl? Just one of the four; shout out their name now. If this were 1996 and Top of The Pops magazine, your answer would tell you everything you need to know about yourself: You’re Geri – a fierce leader who stands up for her friends and is always first on the dance floor; You’re Mel B – people know not to mess with you or those close to you; You’re Emma – a sweetheart who knows when to fight back; You’re Mel C – always on the move, you keep a cool head when others need you. Top of The Pops wouldn’t have culled Victoria like I have, but it’s 2018 and Victoria was never going to be your answer. I get that, and I’m sure she does too.
Victoria Beckham was the Spice Girls’ easy target from the moment she didn’t sing a bar in the video for ‘Wannabe’. While the others took turns to shout into our faces, Victoria (then Adams) stomped across the back of the frame, out of time in a way that takes more skill than you think without being totally shit-faced. There is a genuinely cool moment where she nonchalantly trashes a table that two cardinals are sat at (no idea), but still it’s worth noting that in a video that starts with Emma Bunton stealing a homeless guy’s cap and discarding it in front of him, it’s Victoria that comes off as a total cow. It’s impressive, in a way. ‘What exactly is she bringing to this group?’ was always the question, ‘beyond pointing up to the sky and flicking her wrist forward.’