‘Controlling Britney Spears’ Review: Nyt Documentary Rehashes Trauma to Create Further Exploitation

‘Controlling Britney Spears’ Review: Nyt Documentary Rehashes Trauma to Create Further Exploitation
Every time I think of Britney Spears I can’t help but think of Marilyn Monroe. Like Spears, Monroe was underestimated, abused, and her image remains so heavily exploited that her face is on everything from t-shirts to promoting rehab centers. And while Spears might be inching ever closer to winning the freedom that’s eluded her for the last 13 years, the amount of content that’s being created in her leadup to freedom still feels…scummy?

Case in point: The surprise release of the continuation of The New York Times Presents series, “Controlling Britney Spears” was announced early on Friday. The announcement came about as out of left field as the upcoming release of Netflix’s highly anticipated surprise documentary “Britney vs. Spears.” Where Netflix’s documentary is set to release just one day before Spears’ latest court hearing, this new Nyt addendum to last year’s “Framing Britney
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