March 10, 2021

Framing Britney Spears

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Mahsa and guest co-host Mahan grew up in the Britney Spears era where she ruled all. You either wanted to be with her, or you wanted to be her best friend. We saw her explosive rise to fame in the 1998 release of  bop 'Baby One More Time,' where she became unquestionably one of the world's biggest stars, and girls everywhere were tying up their shirts and midriffs became a thing. But, as paparazzi became more aggressive and her mental health turned into punchlines, the one's closest to her started selling her out, and the public unraveling of her carefully curated image began.

We deep-dive the New York Time's documentary Framing Britney Spears, chronicling her rise and fall from grace through a 2021 lens. Were we all complicit in her mental health struggles? Is it time for her 12 year conservatorship to come to an end? And yes, we debate the merits of Justin Timberlake (spoiler alert, we aren't fans). We discuss all this and more. #FreeBritney

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Framing Britney Spears (The New York Times)