The much-awaited Lifetime Television biopic for Britney Spears, Britney Ever After, aired over the weekend -- and the internet had a lot to say about it.
There were plenty of memorable moments in the two-hour flick depicting the pop princess' romance with Justin Timberlake and the lead up to her 2007 public meltdown. Besides not having Britney's stamp of approval -- and none of the rights to her music -- Britney Ever After played fast and loose with the truth (smartphones in 2001, anyone?), sparking some cries of "alternative facts" from miffed fans.
Here are three of the wildest moments from the biopic:
1. The sex tape!
After a break-in, Justin (Nathan Keyes) realizes that the thieves have taken "the tapes," and Britney's father reacts with horror that his "little girl was in a boudoir video." But without Brit Brit's own seal of approval on this movie, there’s a lot to doubt about the truth of this claim. Still, fans were shook.
they literally made up a story about justin and britney getting robbed and someone stealing their sex tape i'm floored #BritneyEverAfter— sarah club 7 (@sarahtalks) February 19, 2017
Hold up Britney & Justim sex tape 😱🤔#BritneyEverAfter— Titty Warbucks (@LoveMerari) February 19, 2017
2. The Dance Battle?
In 2002, a story circulated in the press that Britney and Justin met at a Los Angeles club after their breakup and had a dance battle... but it never actually happened. That didn't stop Britney Ever After from including it in the movie, leaving fans unimpressed.
3. Iconic Outfit Fails
Part of Britney’s legend is her iconic outfits and performances. Like the famous all-denim look she and JT sported to the American Music Awards in 2001 or her many VMAs outfits, like the barely-there nude sequins from 2000 or the lacy wedding night get-up she wore onstage for her kiss with Madonna in 2003. A generous interpretation of Britney Ever After's recreations would be that they were inspired by the originals.
Even Chris Crocker, aka the "leave Britney alone" guy, weighed in.
I declined— Chris (@ChrisCrocker) February 19, 2017
the use of my Leave Britney Alone video being in it. https://t.co/IgGqLz59kK
Not to be mean, but way too many asking my opinion on Britney Ever After.— Chris (@ChrisCrocker) February 19, 2017
I am not watching anything
not Brit approved. Sorry. 😬
Sarah Michelle Gellar was really here for it.
Omg is anyone else watching #britneyeverafter?? "Get out the crackers because Joey is bringing the cheese" that's a direct quote!!— Sarah Michelle (@SarahMGellar) February 19, 2017
Who lit this movie #britneyeverafter and why does he hate women?— Sarah Michelle (@SarahMGellar) February 19, 2017
Here are a few more of our favorite celebrity reactions from throughout the night.
I'm a Britney Spears lifetime movie away from figuring myself out 👊🏻— prestige worldwide (@petewentz) February 19, 2017
Oh my god - this Britney Spears lifetime movie thing is horrific. I think the dialogue is all (badly) improvised.— Darren Hayes (@darrenhayes) February 19, 2017
omg me & the gays are watching #BritneyEverAfter & i am GASPING, this ain't right y'all, she does NOT deserve THIS!!— Tyler Oakley (@tyleroakley) February 19, 2017
the only character in #BritneyEverAfter that was cast well was banana 🐍— Tyler Oakley (@tyleroakley) February 19, 2017
For more Britney Ever After, check out the audition tapes from the movie's stars in this video.