Britney! Britney! Britney!
When I was 8, my mom realized I could sing.
I've always wanted to sing.
It's just something I've always wanted to do.
Five, six, seven, eight, nine...
It's not just luck. Everybody needs a little bit of luck.
But it's literally an Olympian level of talent and hard work that goes into that.
Everything about her was strong and fearless.
I mean, there was no stopping her.
It all exploded after Britney became famous.
Suddenly, she was spiraling out of control,
and it was clear she was having a crisis.
Are you concerned for your daughter, Mr. Spears?
What began as temporary control over her life and her money
and her business became permanent.
They felt they had to do it to protect Britney.
Britney is no longe r a free person.
She doesn't have basic human rights.
She can't write a check or have a credit card.
If she doesn't behave, she loses custody of her kids.
There's other people that've tried to help. They've paid a heavy price.
She is limited on how she can voice her wishes.
I just want my life back. And it's been 13 years and it's enough.
我只想找回原来的生活 已经13年了 我已经受够了
All right, so let's do our least favorite thing in the world,
好了 来做这世上 我们最不想做的事吧
which just means calling random strangers and saying,
也就是说 我们随机给陌生人打电话 并且说：
"Hey, can you talk to me about Britney Spears?"
“嘿 你能跟我说说 布兰妮斯皮尔斯吗？”
Hi, Kim, my name is Erin Lee Carr, and I'm a documentary filmmaker.
金 你好 我是艾琳李卡尔 一名纪录片电影工作者
I'm directing a project about Britney.
Two years ago, I began making a movi e about Britney Spears
两年前 我开始跟记者 珍妮埃利斯一起 制作一部关于
with journalist Jenny Eliscu.
Hey, this is Jenny Eliscu.
I'm not sure if you remember me from, uh, years ago.
We met when I was working on a Rolling Stone article about Britney.
我们认识时 我在为《滚石》杂志 撰写一篇关于布兰妮的文章
The movie was going to be about her artistry and the media portrayal.
And can someone say wow to those dance moves?
But the story was also about power and control.
Full of conspiracy and rumors.
And no one would talk.
Until they did.
I was 10 when Britney came on the scene.
I remember grabbing the CD with a flower on it that's Baby One More Time
and putting it into my boombox.
You know, my dad would knock on the door.
And he said, "Why are you listening to this over and over again?"
At 16 years old, Britney was a sensation and she was no one-hit wonder.
16岁时 布兰妮轰动一时 但她并非昙花一现
From 1998 to 2003, her worldwide record sales totaled over $73 million.
Britney had a work ethic like none other,
but she's never been motivated by money.
She just was doing something she loved.
She was in control and involved in every process.
I'm open to ideas. If they come up with something better, then heck,Â I'll do it.
我愿意接受各种想法 如果他们 想出了更好的办法 我会去做的
She was like, "I'm the boss. I'm gonna do what I want."
You can see, like, that girl is just on fire.
The best thing about being famous is knowing that, financially,
I'll be able to support my family, no matter what.
By 2004, she was one of the biggest selling female artists of her generation.
到2004年 她已经成为 她那一代最畅销的女艺人之一
Hit after hit.
The world couldn't get enough of Britney.
Then, suddenly, Britney stopped making music.
She fell in love with a backup dancer, Kevin Federline.
On a transatlantic flight, Britney proposed to Kevin.
They got married and quickly had two children.
But two years later, the marriage was over and Britney had filed for divorce.
但两年后 这段婚姻告终 布兰妮提出了离婚申请
It's the biggest news in the country, ladies and gentlemen.
Britney Spears is leaving K-Fed!
Britney was out on the town, looking asÂ confident as ever.
Now hopefully, with her divorce almost finalized,
she would get back to performing for us.
But what seemed like the beginning of her regaining control...
was really the end.
The very first time I was assigned Britney,
she was in the middle of this divorce with Kevin.
I was working for an agency, okay?
They gave me the address. They said, "Sit outside the house."
"When she comes out, follow her."
My job was to take pictures of her, right?
That period, I was a photographer, and, you know, I was good at it.
在那段时间 我是名摄影师 我干得游刃有余
I excelled and I learned the job real quick.
This is a job for adrenaline junkies and those with a gambling addiction.
There's nothing sexier than waking up and they say,
"This is your assignment."
You open it up and don't know who it is.
Male, female, actor, singer, sports celebrity.
So, as a photographer,
you can get a few hundred thousand dollars for a picture of Britney.
At the time of the divorce, Britney was relentlessly chased by the paparazzi.
At the same time, she had friendships with some of them.
One night, the agency calls me and tells me the gas station that Britney's at.
一天晚上 这家媒体机构打电话 告诉我布兰妮在一家加油站
I drive down there.
At the gas station, everyone's taking pictures.
Twenty dollars' worth of gas.
She was having problems with the gas.
You want me to fill it?
I asked Britney, "Can I help you?"