Britney via MTV
Britney's back! And she's a busy woman; in the past couple of months, she has created a documentary, planned out her "Circus" tour, and, last week, she was interviewed by our very own Do Something board member, the amazing Damien Fahey on MTV. Her documentary is called "For the Record," and it captures a behind-the-scenes Britney; MTV tapes her working in her own intimate spaces such as recording studios, home, and backstage at high profile events.
In the film, she opens up to the audience, personally, and discusses her high-profile meltdown, no holds barred: "I sit there and I'll look back and I'm like: I'm a smart person. What the hell was I thinking?" Watching the documentary, one can get a real view of Britney as a complex human being, not simply Britney the dramatic popstar that popular media loves to rant about. For Spears, the airing of her documentary serves as "an opportunity to set the record straight and talk about what [she's] been through and where [she's] headed." Additionally, she serves as a role model for kids who have had traumatic experiences, showing that the best, safest way to overcome adversity is simply to SPEAK OUT and discuss your problems.
CGG spoke with Damien Fahey at Cosmo’s Fun Fearless Females event this Friday, about Britney's huge comeback into the pop music industry. When asked how her new album would be received by people after so much of her tumultuous personal life has been publicized in the media, he tells us, “I don't think her personal problems are going to make you like the album or not like the album, but the documentary was really interesting. If Britney is surrounded by good people with the best of intentions, I think she's gonna do great. Like she said in the documentary, it's a new beginning.” So, Damien Fahey is optimistic; he has high hopes for Spears' career. And, judging by the exponentially high amount of "Circus" tickets already sold, we can see that Britney Spears has done it again, and, this time, it's no "oops."
What to you think? Does airing your problems help resolve them? Have you ever been in a situation that by talking through it you overcame it? Let us know below!
By CGG Contributing reporter Shamsa Mangalji