NY Times Presents: Framing Britney Spears (Anytime / Crave) – The New York Times Presents on FX is their version of PBS’s Frontline. They’re following The Killing of Breonna Taylor with umm: Framing Britney Spears. Crazy.
Gimme More hard hitting journalism. This documentary about the I’m Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman pop star’s Toxic legal fight to wrest control over her life and Circus career from her father’s conservatorship because she’s not A Slave 4 him. (“Anytime there’s that amount of money to be made, you have to question the motives of everyone close to that person.” Which is a quote from the doc.
(But why is “follow the money” an acceptable narrative for Britney Spears and over on HBO with Allen v. Farrow they’re greedily exploiting a family in disarray with a callous disregard for journalism lusting instead for cheap Buzzfeed click validation. Always Always Always follow the money before you follow the truth: Who Benefits from Allen v. Farrow? Who is making money from this docuseries? Who & Why? Reveal em like a Scooby-Doo monster. And that includes the legion of subpar “journalists.” Don’t cherry pick: nut up and follow the money for everybody.)
Anyways I can’t name any more Britney hits without Google’s assistance. #FreeBritney I guess.
This special aired in America on Friday, February 5 but in Canada we experienced a Blackout.
#SetTheVCR: Framing Britney Spears will be on Crave for Canadians this Friday, February 26.
Americans have had since February 5 to react, make podcasts, write blogs, issue corny Tik Tok challenges and take a fully unearned and unauthorized haughty and pious position condemning Justin Timberlake and I dunno who else. Your turn is next eh?
Our insupportable streaming rights impact our cultural creators.
On the socials Crave got Wonder Woman 1984 inundated for this Britney Spears documentary.
Canada’s streaming “rights” are still Toxic. (I’m not googling new Britney songs to make my point. What I know is what I know.) But how does this make sense?
In Canada we have FX; now we have Disney+Star which has FX and Hulu stuff. However neither are carrying Framing Britney Spears. Oops!… I Did It Again, eh?
You know who will do the Work Bitch? Crave. Which makes no sense; this streaming rights system is stupid. This only confirms Canada is a Circus.
A Stephen King book comes out: everywhere: all platforms on the same day.
Like in music a Radiohead album comes out it’s everywhere…every platform on the same day.
Why have we made it acceptable to wait a month…or longer for movies and TV shows but books and music are universal?
Can you imagine if albums were this complicated?! After we “#FreeBritney” can we “#FreeCanada” next?
Crave (On Demand) | February 26, 2021
FX on Hulu | February 5, 2021
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