Guess who’s making a grand entrance on Netflix? Drumroll, please! The one and only Britney Spears is reclaiming her cinematic throne after more than two decades of patiently waiting. It’s time for her 2002 masterpiece, Crossroads, to hit the streaming stage on Netflix.
In a move that probably made the Netflix execs break into a synchronized dance routine, the streaming giant announced the glorious news on a Monday. They’re not just throwing Crossroads onto their platform; they’re throwing a global party on February 15th to celebrate Britney’s debut on the streaming scene.
Breaking the news in true Netflix fashion, the streaming overlords declared, “The first movie ever to star the iconic Britney Spears has never seen the light of streaming… until now!” And with an extra sprinkle of excitement, they shouted, “Get ready for the Britney takeover because Crossroads will be hitting your screens worldwide on February 15.”
For those living under a rock, Crossroads is a teen comedy-drama extravaganza directed by Tamra Davis. It features Britney in her early twenties, rocking the screen alongside Zoe Saldaña and Taryn Manning. The plot, masterfully penned by the legendary Shonda Rhimes, unfolds the wild post-graduation journey of Lucy (played by Britney), Kit (Saldaña), and Mimi (Manning) as they embark on a cross-country road trip to revive their high school friendship.
The movie also stars Britney’s younger sibling, Jamie Lynn, as a mini version of Britney’s character. It’s like a family reunion, but with more drama and a killer soundtrack.
Reflecting on the rollercoaster of emotions that was Crossroads, Britney spilled the tea in her 2023 memoir, The Woman in Me. She confessed, “Filming wasn’t a walk in the park for me.” Apparently, her on-screen persona decided to crash the party and stick around in real life. Britney found herself trapped in her character, unable to escape even when the cameras called it a day.
In a dramatic declaration that probably echoed in the Hollywood hills, Britney proclaimed that Crossroads marked the “pretty much the beginning and end of [her] acting career.” Well, if that’s the case, we’re in for a legendary ride when Crossroads drops on Netflix. Get ready for the Britney Spears cinematic extravaganza – coming soon to a streaming device near you!