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CD: Britney Spears - Femme Fatale | reviews, news & interviews

CD: Britney Spears - Femme Fatale

CD: Britney Spears - Femme Fatale

Can the elusive hyperstar retain her position after various wobbles?

Britney: Definitely femme, lethality unconfirmed at time of going to press

Googling for academic articles about Britney Spears is one rabbit hole I've managed to avoid falling down thus far, but one imagines there are reams of the things. From demonically driven Disney child star via pigtailed Lolita and sex-droid air hostess to shaven-headed loon lunging aggressively towards her public through the paparazzo's lens, she's provided no end of provocative and iconic images, and stirred up all kinds of problematic issues around post-feminism, celebrity and voyeurism, while remaining an odd non-presence at the centre of it all.

This is a young woman who has been literally the most famous person in the world, whilst undergoing complete personality meltdown

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