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Spice World is attracting the legions of young fans who have made the British pop group Spice Girls an international phenomenon. In this glorified music video, viewers root for the Girls as they try to stand by a friend in need and hit the stage in time for a globally broadcast concert--a solid message about loyalty and fulfilling obligations. All the while, they face adversity from photographers, movie producers, tabloid editors and others trying to exploit their celebrity.

However, from the opening credits, the Girls' come-hither looks and immodest attire push the bounds of acceptability. Add a handful of mild profanities, sexual references and astrological banter, and this film crosses the line. Boys will ogle them. Girls will emulate them. A little too piquant for young fans.

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