Britney Spears biopic slammed for blatant inaccuracies
Los Angeles, Feb 21 (IANS) Singer Britney Spears’ fans have slammed TV network Lifetime for the unrealistic portrayals of the pop star as well as the blatant inaccuracies featured in her TV biopic “Britney Ever After”.
The film was aired on the channel on Saturday night. It doesn’t feature any of Spears’ songs since the star didn’t give her blessings to the biopic, reports aceshowbiz.com.
Natasha Bassett, who portrays Spears in the movie, also arguably looks nothing like her.
The biopic focuses mostly on Spears’ infamous meltdown in 2000 rather than highlighting the fame at the beginning of her career, or her post-breakdown success.
Fans have slammed the TV movie saying that it includes several scenes whose credibility is in question, including the scene of an alleged dance-off between Spears and her former partner Justin Timberlake.
Spears’ classic pink wig is shockingly transposed blue in the film. The movie further angers fans by turning her infamous denim dress at the 2002 American Music Awards into a pantsuit.
“Britney wore a denim dress, not a denim pantsuit. I can’t take this historical inaccuracy,” one fan wrote on Twitter.
Another fan expressed her disappointment with the movie and wrote: “As a huge Britney Spears fan from way back in the day, this lifetime movie is making me cringe to the max. I’m offended by her.”
Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar joined the bandwagon and tweeted: “Who lit this movie ‘Britney Ever After’ and why does he hate women?”