Reframing Britney Spears: will freedom liberate her from sadness?

“Framing Britney,” the New York Times documentary about the pop star’s rise and fall, is framed by the belief that once she prevails in her legal battle, she can leave her sadness behind and move forward to a happy life. But this idea that moving on is the desired goal absolves us of a very necessary discussion about the structural problems in our society that led to her situation.

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