Britney Spears Helps Clear Things Up
The New York press contingent -- including those from high school papers -- has had its first look at Britney Spears's new movie, "Crossroads," which was screened in a Times Square theater Tuesday night. General reaction was better than expected, one college-age attendee told PEOPLE.com afterward. "It really started out well," she said. "It went off in several directions in the second half, but it was still pretty good." In the movie, Spears plays Lucy, a chaste, straight-A student who is always trying to please her single dad (Dan Aykroyd). After high school graduation, Lucy hits the road to find her mother (Kim Cattrall, of "Sex and the City") -- and adventure. Speaking to the Associated Press, Spears, 20, says she came up with the basic idea for "Crossroads" herself after receiving scripts that just didn't appeal to her. "I was like, why not come up with our own movie? And a concept that I can be really passionate about and I can put my heart into," she said. "When I realized I could do that, then I thought up the whole three-girls-being-best-friends-and-going-on-a-road-trip-together, and that whole adventure, and what friends go through." Shondra Rimes is credited as the screenwriter. As for the PG-13 flick's love scene, "Actually, they wanted me to do a little bit more at first, but I would never be able to do a sex scene. It's awkward enough kissing someone," Spears told the AP, saying that she also "read in some magazine that I wanted to take my top off" in the movie. "I would never, ever do that!"
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