Say what you will about the Bratz movie, but the one thing we can all agree on is its ability to put female friendship above all else.
The film takes a risk by introducing four tight-knit characters entering freshman year, letting the audience invest in them only slightly, before flash-forwarding to senior year where the girls are now separated into different cliques, but it works because of its truth. And because, in the end, friendship wins.
While I’m not always the biggest fan of time jumps, I appreciate this use of it because it shows the truth of what happens to many friend groups once they’ve entered high school. People change and grow so much in those four years, which is why it makes sense that friendships change, as well. This real-life aspect of teen life is often left out in films, but not in this one.
Just like in real life, people who were once great friends, even if they’ve moved on to other friendships, will still always care about their early friends and will be there if they are really needed. And this is also shown in Bratz. Sasha (Logan Browning), Jade (Janel Parrish), Yasmin (Nathalia Ramos), and Cloe (Skyler Shaye) needed to find their own way in high school and go after what they wanted, but when it came down to it, they always had each others’ backs and found their way back to each other and their friendship in the end.
What makes me even happier than the fact that these friends rekindled their friendship after four years of high school, is that real life mimicked fiction this time around because the leading ladies who played the main foursome formed the same unbeatable friendships as their characters in the film. They bonded so greatly on set that 10 years since the film premiered they still have beach days, tweet each other, and even have Bratz rewatch parties!
Keep reading to find out what else the Bratz girls have been up to lately!
Sasha (Logan Browning)
From Bratz to 2009’s Meet the Browns to 2013’s Hit the Floor (fabulous series, go watch!) to 2015’s Powers to this year’s hit Netflix series Dear White People, Logan is kicking ass and taking names. She’s really making a name for herself, and giving us great TV and great characters in the process!
Jade (Janel Parrish)
Three words: Pretty Little Liars. The series might’ve just ended, but Janel’s sassy, smart, sarcastic, psychotic, and sometimes sweet Mona won’t soon be forgotten. This show might be over, but there’s still so much more to come from this talented actress. The most exciting? She’s been cast in the film adaptation of the phenomenal YA novel, “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.” Be on the lookout!
Yasmin (Nathalia Ramos)
Oh, Nathalia, while you were great in Bratz, it was your exceptional role in 2011’s House of Anubis that really has everyone clamoring for more. Speaking of, can we please get more HoA?
Cloe (Skyler Shaye)
She’s a genius! Okay, so, Skyler’s IQ might not be readily available, but she has been in three Baby Geniuses movies since starring in Bratz. Most recently, she could be seen in 2016’s JL Ranch.
Who was your favorite Bratz character? Which part of the movie was your favorite? Share your thoughts!