Saving Britney Spears

CELEBRITY meltdown is big business.
“Her heartbreak turned into everyone’s entertainment,” says one contributor to tonight’s Channel 4 film Saving Britney Spears.
It’s a documentary by Manchester-raised TV director Bruce Fletcher, who witnessed the Britney breakdown economy at first hand.
I spoke to Bruce recently about his road trip across America and the characters he met along the way.
They include Sheeraz Hasan, the founder of
And Kristi, who runs the Poor Britney blog.
“Her enthusiasm for tragedy was infectious,” Bruce comments during his film.
You can read Kristi’s take on the documentary here.

“We spend some time with people and try and understand their motivations for getting personally involved in the life of this woman they don’t even know,” he told me.
The programme also features Chris Crocker’s now legendary Leave Britney Alone YouTube clip (below).
There’s an interview with Bruce in today’s MEN – the online version is here.
You can see his film on C4 at 7:30pm tonight.
Inside Britney’s Breakdown
Poor Britney blog