Movies: Screen Teens

LED BY BRITNEY SPEARS, A GANG OF POP PRINCESSES GOES ALL OUT TO STORM THE 'PLEXES

Lucy is a good girl--high school honors student, dutiful daughter and lonely virgin. So in her bedroom, the night before she is to give her valedictory address, she does what any prim miss played by Britney Spears would do: she parades in her briefs (which couldn't be briefer) and karaokes her pristine butt off to Madonna's Open Your Heart.

With the release of Crossroads, Hollywood joins MTV, radio stations and the magazine industry in surrendering to this pop-cultural juggernaut: all Britney, all the time. The image of the 20-year-old's faux-sexy, Barbiefied prettiness is as pervasive a presence in American homes as...

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