The network's TV movie is critically panned by the 'Slumber Party' singer's fans as too many pieces are missing in the biopic.
Fans slam the movie for the unrealistic portrayals of the pop star as well as the blatant inaccuracies featured in the movie. The movie doesn't feature any of Britney's songs since the star didn't give her blessing to the biopic. Natasha Bassett, who portrays Britney in the movie, also arguably looks nothing like the star.
The biopic focuses mostly on Britney's infamous meltdown in 2000s rather than highlighting the fame at the beginning of her career, or her post-breakdown success. Fans also are not happy with the fact that the movie includes several scenes whose credibility are in question, including the scene of an alleged dance-off between Britney and her ex Justin Timberlake. In addition, the movie suggests that an alleged sex tape of Britney and Justin was stolen, when there is no strong proof that such video was ever made.
Britney's classic hot pink wig is shockingly transposed blue in the pic. The movie further angers fans by turning her infamous denim dress at the 2002 American Music Awards into a pantsuit. A fan fumes on Twitter as she writes in full caps lock, "BRITNEY WORE A DENIM DRESS NOT A DENIM PANTSUIT I CAN'T TAKE THE HISTORICAL INNACURACY #britneyeverafter"
BRITNEY WORE A DENIM DRESS NOT A DENIM PANTSUIT I CANT TAKE THE HISTORICAL INACCURACY #britneyeverafter— Ally (@allytweets15) February 19, 2017
One other fan expresses her disappointment toward the movie. She writes, "As a huge britney spears fangirl from way back in the day, this lifetime movie is making me cringe to the max atm. I'm offended by her."
As a huge britney spears fangirl from way back in the day, this lifetime movie is making me cringe to the max atm. I'm offended for her.— Rachel Burke (@TheGreatRosh) February 19, 2017
Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar joins the bandwagon. She takes to Twitter to tear apart the movie on a series of live tweets. She tweets, "Who lit this movie #britneyeverafter and why does he hate women?"
Who lit this movie #britneyeverafter and why does he hate women?— Sarah Michelle (@SarahMGellar) February 19, 2017
Probably knowing all the backlash it would be getting, Lifetime put a disclaimer at the end of the movie. The disclaimer read, "Although based on a true story, some characters are fictionalized composites, and some events have been compressed, reorganized or fictionalized for purposes of dramatization."
Britney Spears has not publicly commented on the movie yet.