During the 2011 International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella Finals at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Barden University’s all-female a cappella group, the Barden Bellas, lose to their all-male rival group the Barden University Treblemakers, due to junior member Aubrey Posen's vomiting on stage in the middle of her solo. Four months later, newly arrived Barden University freshman Beca Mitchell has no desire to attend college but is forced to do so by her father, a professor at the university, with whom Beca has a strained relationship. Wishing she could instead pursue a career as a music producer in Los Angeles, Beca spends her time making Mashup (music) mixes of songs and takes up an internship at the school radio station, where she gets to know fellow freshman Jesse Swanson.
“Pitch Perfect” is an American musical comedy film series created by Kay Cannon, loosely based on the non-fiction book “Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate a Cappella Glory” by Mickey Rapkin. It features an ensemble cast including Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Skylar Astin, Adam DeVine, Ben Platt, Alexis Knapp, Hailee Steinfeld, and more. The series has since gained a cult following, grossing $565 million worldwide, and the second film is the highest grossing musical comedy film of all time, beating the record previously set by “School of Rock.”