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Britney Spears: another pop princess trapped in a man-made fairytale

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One contributor is notably absent from the new film about Britney: herself. But from Rihanna to Beyoncé to Taylor Swift, female stars have always struggled to tell their stories In the closing song of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton, we are invited to ponder the question: “Who lives, who dies, who tells your story?” It is a powerful message about legacy and ownership, as relevant to any modern public figure as it is about one of America’s founding fathers. I think about this lyric whenever my mind strays to Britney Spears, who has found her life back under the microscope following the release of the documentary
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