This Quote Proves Britney Spears Has Been in Control of Her Career All Along

While everybody has this idea of America’s pop princess Britney Spears as some weird cyborg that does everything any man in a suit tells her to do, a Broadly story about the making of Crossroads proves otherwise.

Crossroads, if you don’t remember, was a road trip teen movie starring Britney Spears with a cast and crew made up predominantly of women. What most people don’t know: it was actually an independent film, pretty low-budget, and written and produced by Shonda Rhimes, the same woman behind Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How To Get Away With Murder.

Basically, it wasn’t just a factory-made teenybopper movie that some suits pushed Britney into. In fact, director Tamra Davis said something interesting about Spears.

“I realized she was this very sweet Southern girl with incredible manners, but she was running the whole thing,” she said of watching Britney at a Vegas event “I loved watching her [be] in the center of this circle, and there wasn’t a guy in there telling her what to do. She was in command of the whole thing.”

This really puts a different perspective on Britney’s career and her public struggles, including shaving her head and beating a car with an umbrella in 2007. Obviously we don’t know exactly what happened, but it’s clear her frustration might have had more to do with having to control her massive career, rather than being controlled by handlers.


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