MTV Analyzes Pop Stars Then and Now

Britney Spears
Remember when Britney surfaced at age 17 cooing "... Baby One More Time"? Of course you do. The image from the video of Spears dressed in a schoolgirl uniform was simultaneously the stuff of teenage strength and independence, and adult male fantasy. From the start, Britney was not that innocent, yet there was a wholesome purity to her presentation. She dated Justin Timberlake, claimed to be a virgin and differentiated between acting sexy and being sexual.

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