Fifteen years after “…Baby One More Time” first graced our ears, Britney Spears is still the same girl next door-turned-living legend.
That, essentially, is the general takeaway from I Am Britney Jean, the 2-hour World of Wonder-produced documentary that just aired tonight on E!. And oh, what a much-needed reminder it was.
Far from the alarmingly stiff 30-minute 2011 MTV special I Am The Femme Fatale, I Am Britney Jean gave the fans exactly what we wanted to see: Danceney. Personalney. Bossney. Awkwardney. Humbleney. Sillyney. And everything in between.
The special was shaped almost exclusively around Brit Brit’s preparation for her upcoming residency in Las Vegas, Piece Of Me (or Live In Las Vegasney: The Bitch Is Back), with occasional glimpses into her home life as a mommy, as well as some traces of Britney Jean promotion. (There’s footage of “Work Bitch” and “Perfume” being shot — but for the most part, the last four months have been all Vegas, all the time.)
Unlike some of her more, uh, less engaged promotional interviews as of late, I Am Britney Jean showed us that the Holy Spearit is doing just fine, thank you very much. In fact, she’s having a great time! The special seemed to tap into what made all of B’s past documentaries so great — she’s getting a little Introspectiveney about her role as a pop star (For The Record), giggling about sex and allowing cameras to see her interacting with her boyfriend (Chaotic) and openly expressing her pre-show jitters (In The Zone And Out All Night). -> Muu Muse
Britney Spears gave an inside look at her personal and public lives in the two-hour E! documentary I Am Britney Jean, timed to the 32-year-old singer’s two-year Las Vegas show at Planet Hollywood that kicks off Dec. 27.
The doc chronicles the Spears’ four-month journey in preparing for the upcoming Britney: Piece of Me gig, as well as the multitude of personal and professional obligations, like music video shoots, rehearsals and figuring out the flow of the show.
The Hollywood Reporter compiled 12 interesting and revealing moments from I Am Britney Jean. -> Hollywood Reporter