I’ve seen a lot of people mention that it’s cool how Lela: Queen of the Beach gave Mack confidence to say no to her aunt, sing and dance in front of everyone, etc.
But no one has seemed to notice it also inspired Alyssa (Mack’s friend). She spent the whole movie awkwardly avoiding talking to Spencer even though she thought he was the cutest boy in her school.
At the dance, she was talking to him, selling tickets with him and standing really close to him the whole time. Lela changing the movie must’ve altered her life too. That, or Mack helped her gain the confidence because of Lela’s movie. Either way it’s all because of Lela, which is pretty neat.