For months now, the tumultuous life of Britney Spears has been making tabloid headlines.
And over the previous week, the tale of Britney’s continuous legal battle against her father has gained more traditional attention than ever in the past.
That’s mostly since of Framing Britney Spears, a New york city Times-produced documentary that sheds new light on the struggles that have specified the pop icon’s adult years.
Maybe more importantly, the film takes a big-picture view of Spears’ fight for personal autonomy and considers her mistreatment by the news media and the recording market in the context of the bigger social ills plaguing young woman.
When it occurred in 2003, for example, Diane Sawyer’s interview with Spears may have appeared relatively safe (although it’s hard to envision how).
Revisited in 2021, it’s quickly acknowledged for what it is– an hourlong public shaming of an innocent girl.
This re-examination Britney’s mistreatment by Grownups Who Ought To Have Known Better has actually prompted fans and media outlets to take a review at the exploitation of other young, female stars.
On Monday, for instance, David Letterman got a world of reaction for a 2013 interview in which he mocked Lindsay Lohan for checking out rehabilitation.
Now, another struggling actress who enjoyed full-blown A-lister status in the ’90 s and early-2000 s has stepped forward to complain about the way in which she was neglected by market that made her famous.
Following her operate in films like The Huge Lebowski and American Pie, Tara Reid rapidly turned into one of the most in-demand skills in Hollywood.
But as her partying and drug abuse problems began to overshadow her skill, she was callously tossed aside without any of the 2nd chances that are so typically managed to young male stars.
[It bothered me] that [people thought] I was simply a party girl and believed I wasn’t anything else because that wasn’t real … It didn’t make sense to get penalized for having fun,” Reid told the Daily Mail this week.
” I never ever got in trouble or got a DUI or do anything bad really. I feel like it wasn’t right,” she continued.
” I felt really bullied by the studios and a great deal of individuals and really misjudged.”
Reid states the lack of respect she received from casting directors and Hollywood in general triggered her to move behind the cam and turn her attention toward producing.
” That’s likewise one of the reasons that I began to do this due to the fact that I’m like, ‘If I do not fix this, it’s not going to get fixed,'” she said.
Reid took pleasure in a short revival in popularity thanks to her operate in the Sharknado movies, but Hollywood is loaded with male stars who partied all through their twenties without experiencing even a hiccup in their careers.
Ideally, 2021 will become a year in which stars who were written off as no-account tabloid staples are approved the 2nd chances they deserve.
And maybe Tara will turn her producing skills toward a documentary that will lead to re-evaluation of her life and career.