On November 30,2008 “Britney: For the Record” aired on MTV, two days before the release of her sixth studio album, Circus. The film was shot in Beverly Hills and New York City during the third quarter of 2008; main shooting began on September 5, 2008, two days before Spears’s appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards. It was directed by Phil Griffin.
Britney Spears is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, and occasional author. The documentary reveals Spears’s most intimate moments in the span of 60 days, from the beginning of her much publicized meltdown, until how she returned to the music spotlight. She also reflects on past decisions, saying “I’m a smart person… What the hell was I thinking?!” For the Record includes footage from her appearance at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, going into the recording studio, to the video shoots of her singles “Womanizer” and “Circus”—songs off her sixth studio album, Circus—to rehearsals, and press tours. Madonna also makes a special appearance and commentary. Spears talks about past relationships. She explains that going through her first break-up, with boyfriend Justin Timberlake, in the spotlight was no easy task for a teenage girl. She felt that all the publicity made it even more difficult and confusing for her to move on at such a young age and so she began to act out. Her break-up with husband and father of her two sons, Kevin Federline, was even worse she explains. This loss took an even greater toll on her and once again all the paparazzi attention did not help.
I think I married for the wrong reasons. Instead of following my heart and doing something that made me really happy. I just did it because … for just the idea of everything.
Spears talked about her feelings toward the conservatorship her father contains and how she feels about her life, and quotes “There’s no excitement, there’s no passion… I have really good days, and then I have bad days. Even when you go to jail, you know there’s the time when you’re gonna get out. But in this situation, it’s never ending. It’s just like Groundhog Day every day.” Spears added “I think it’s too in control, If I wasn’t under the restraints I’m under, I’d feel so liberated. When I tell them the way I feel, it’s like they hear but they’re really not listening. I never wanted to become one of those prisoner people. I always wanted to feel free.” The singer also commented on her feelings towards fans and her music style. “It’s weird because your music is a reflection of what you’re going through,” she says. “It’s such a part of me, the record, ’cause of what I’ve gone through. In another clip, Spears talks about how she uses her work as a dancer and singer to deal with the stress of her life and how it helps her deal with her emotions. She said that for her, dancing is like therapy. “If I have a lot of nervous energy, when I start dancing, it all goes away and I just feel emotion. It’s like a rollercoaster,” she says. “People think that when you go through something in life you have to go to therapy. For me, art is therapy, because it’s like you’re expressing yourself in such a spiritual way. “Sometimes you don’t need to use words to go through what you need to go through,” she continues. “Sometimes it’s an emotion you need to feel when you dance, that you need to touch. And the only thing that can touch it is when you move a certain way –source
We are so proud of you ALWAYS Britney and you have come such a long way!
Who ever thought you would be on stage killing it in vegas and having a Las Vegas Residency. Keep up the HARD WORK! YOU ARE AN AMAZING PERSON! WE LOVE YOU!!!!