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Someday we will understand her

YEEHAW! Britney’s Redneck Roots, Channel 4, 10.00pm
If the old adage is to be believed, there are 100 ways to cover your redneck past. Although that’s not so much an old adage as it is a Ben Folds Five song, but the message is still essentially the same. That Britney is a smalltown girl from the Bible belt is hardly a secret, and she’s more-or-less single-handedly put Kentwood, Louisiana on the map – but how does Kentwood feel about that? That’s the question being posed in this documentary. No doubt there will be plenty of talking heads (or should that be talking hicks?) queuing up to put their two cents’ forth on the Britney that they knew, but let’s be honest here, the bit we’re all looking forward to seeing is the interview with Britney’s first husband (and childhood friend) Jason Alexander. It’s probably best to look at this as a companion piece – perhaps even a prequel – to Britney & Kevin: Chaotic, which begins on E4 on Thursday (we’re considering calling this Britney Week here on lowculture, although judging by the way we’ve written this preview we’d do just as well to call it Bracket Week) – one allows you to get Britney’s take on her kerazy ascent to fame and fortune, while this one gives us the perspective from all the onlookers.
Also… fans of America’s Next Top Model may be interested to know that Living TV is running the first series every night this week at 6.05pm. We’re already onto the second episode at this point – we would have pointed it out to you yesterday had we known, but we only discovered it when we were channel surfing. Sorry, and that.

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