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Britney Ever After

 

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It’s easy to scoff at the idea of a Britney Spears biopic for various reasons, but it makes sense. Spears’ “Hit Me Baby (One More Time)” is arguably responsible for the current era of pop music, reflected today in the similarly bubblegum-colored, sexy-sweet stylings of Katy Perry and Carly Rae Jepsen. There’s also something a bit more intriguing about Spears, who lived a tabloid-friendly life just before the era of TMZ. Spears’ career has been back on track and going smoothly for awhile now, but the moment where Spears abruptly shaved off all of her hair and swung an umbrella at paparazzi still lingers in the public consciousness as a crack in the veneer of music stardom. Sadly, Britney Ever After, a cheap Lifetime movie about the singer’s career, isn’t even good trash, lazily breezing through some of the star’s greatest personal hits with only a hint of a purpose in mind.

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By Max Schindler