If you're an '80s baby, like myself, and grew up in the '90s, then you know Britney Spears, undoubtedly, was one of the biggest pop stars of our generation. So, it's only right that she gets her own movie, a movie that depicts her life way better than what Lifetime did.
In 2007, Britney had the biggest public meltdown of her career when she shaved off all her hair and instantly became a tabloid fixture.
Now, 10 years later, Britney's darker past and upbringing is at the forefront again in Lifetime's unauthorized biopic of the pop star: Britney Ever After, which premiered Saturday (Feb. 18).
Britney Ever After viewers saw Australian actress Natasha Bassett play the pop princess as the film chronicled the life and music career of Britney Spears ... yeah, it was a complete train wreck!
When the movie was first announced, reps for Britney told Us Weekly, "Britney Spears will not be contributing in any way, shape, or form to the Lifetime biopic ... nor does it have her blessing."
Britney Spears' Fans React To The Terribly Scripted Biopic
It didn't take long for Britney fans to slam the biopic and criticize the film on social media:
THEY DIDN'T EVEN GET THESE OUTFITS RIGHT. I'M PISSED. THESE ARE ICONIC. THIS WAS THE ONE THING THEY SHOULD'VE GOTTEN RIGHT #britneyeverafter pic.twitter.com/Bcfo7Q8G42— Sunset Boulevardez (@Kissesfromdes) February 19, 2017
How many of you feel personally victimized by @lifetimetv #BritneyEverAfter pic.twitter.com/zU8UdqARCH— logan (@jumpedtrains) February 19, 2017
Of course #BritneyEverAfter couldn't show some of Britney's biggest accomplishments post breakdown. pic.twitter.com/zkcOjAtVHe— Brady (@BradySpears) February 19, 2017
"Why would anybody enjoy someone else's pain?" asks Lifetime, after making a movie that grossly distorts someone's life. #BritneyEverAfter— Joel Kramer (@Joel_K_Kramer) February 19, 2017
Who lit this movie #britneyeverafter and why does he hate women?— Sarah Michelle (@SarahMGellar) February 19, 2017
Guess who wrote the script in less than 30min and sold it to lifetime? #BritneyEverAfter pic.twitter.com/zVItTcyQ5p— Yung Rachu (@hernameisrachu) February 19, 2017
I did a photo shoot with Britney Spears once that had a bigger budget than this Lifetime mess #BritneyEverAfter— Zendaya's ShoesRule (@myfeetonfleek) February 19, 2017
WHO IS THIS DOLLAR STORE JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE #BritneyEverAfter— 👑🚀 (@KiannaFierce) February 19, 2017
5 Moments They Should Have Mentioned But Didn't
So, the film concluded with a disclaimer: "Although based on a true story, some characters are fictionalized composites, and some events have been compressed, reorganized or fictionalized for purposes of dramatization."
Well, if Lifetime wanted to feature some drama, then they should've added some of these 5 memorable moments:
#5 No Mention Of Shar Jackson?
The true gossip which wasn't shown was the ol' love triangle. Britney's old backup dancer and ex-husband, Kevin Federline (whose nickname was revealed as "Meat Pole" in the movie, eh) publicly embarrassed the hell out of actress Shar Jackson when he cheated on her with Britney. AND, he left Shar while she was pregnant! What a douche! But, I guess that was way too real to show in the film, hunh?
#4 Custody Battle
The biopic seemed to have focused more on Britney's downfalls versus her accomplishments. For instance, they mentioned when she lost her kids in a custody battle to Kevin Federline, but there was no mention of when she regained primary custody in 2015.
#3 The 55 Hour Wedding
should've actually shown Britney marrying her hometown friend in Las Vegas instead of skipping over it. (Here's another worthy mention: Kevin's ex, Shar - the one he cheated on - also winded up dating Jason, ha!)
#2 Mention All The Exes!
Britney dated wayyy more guys than Justin Timberlake, Jason Alexander and Kevin Federline. Remember when she was engaged to Jason Trawick whom she started dated in 2009? The two broke of their engagement in 2013. She also dated Charlie Eberson, and she was rumored to have been involved with Fred Durst and Colin Farrell. Now, Britney's newest boo is Sam Asghari. Home girl seems to always have a man in her life.
#1 "Cry Me A River" Response
The Lifetime biopic focused a lot on Justin Timberlake and Britney's romance and eventually their breakup. But, there was no mention of Justin's hit "Cry Me A River" which was clearly a breakup song about Britney and how she supposedly cheated on him with choreographer Wade Robson. (Jason Alexander previously admitted that Britney used to cheat on Justin with him as well). This movie definitely should've mentioned the "Cry Me A River" song and Britney's reaction. They could have also mentioned Brit's song "Everytime," her supposed response, which came out a year after "Cry Me A River."
Also, let's not forget the 35-year-old entertainer recently reemerged with a Billboard top five album and her successful Vegas residency, all worth mentioning.
Lifetime screwed up another one!
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