Why We Failed Britney Spears | Screen Icons

Why do we love to watch women fall? This is the question that haunts 2021’s Framing Britney Spears, as we watch the stages of Britney’s fall from grace in fast motion—from the mental health problems gleefully captured, if not triggered, by a predatory paparazzi, to the highly suspect conservatorship that controls her finances and person to this day. So how and why did we let this happen? Here’s our Take on the story Britney Spears’ loss of control told about us, and whether or not we’ve truly moved on from this oft-repeating misogynistic “fallen woman” soap opera.