Since its premiere, the revelations unearthed in Framing Britney Spears captivated viewers, forcing many to reckon with the singer’s mistreatment by the press, the public, and certain individuals. Now, according to Page Six, the documentary’s producers Left/Right TV have taken up a new project spotlighting Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake’s 2004 Super Bowl Halftime Show incident. Like the Spears project, producers are working with the New York Times to air the piece on FX and Hulu.
For those who don’t remember, while performing a relatively provocative song together on stage, Timberlake was alleged supposed to pull away part of Jackson’s shirt to reveal her bra. However, due to a “wardrobe malfunction,” he actually exposed her entire breast on live television. Following this, Jackson was forced to make several public apologies and has never been asked to perform at the Halftime Show again, while Timberlake was not forced to suffer the same consequences. Many would argue that Jackson’s career never truly recovered from the scandal, while Timberlake’s was only elevated.
“It’s going to be all about the fallout and the suits who fucked over Janet [at] Viacom,” says a source at Page Six. “They’re reaching out to everyone who was involved: dancers, stylists, directors. Everyone.”
Timberlake was also a main player in the Spears documentary as he dated the popstar during the late ’90s and early ’00s. After viewing the documentary, social media users called him out over his sexist treatment of his ex-girlfriend, saying he allowed her downfall to uplift his burgeoning solo career, prompting a number of comparisons made between his treatment of Spears and how he handled the incident with Jackson. He subsequently apologized to both women on Instagram.
From L’Officiel USA