I am a self-confessed media junkie. I watch all the shows, read all the blogs, skim the tabloids. We have already heard the comparisons of Heath Ledger and James Dean. Sure they were both actors and died young, had the reputation of using drugs and being bad boys as well as have become gay icons due to the film roles. But why has no one made the comparison between Britney and Frances Farmer.
If you look at their bios, they are so similar it's scary. Both had problems with the law in regards to their driving skills except Frances really got the wrong end of the stick for 1942 she had to pay a $500 fine as well as a 180-day suspended sentence (and now you wouldn't even get a 180 minute jail sentence), both kicked up a fuss with the law regarding these problems, both had unsavory love affairs, both displayed erratic behaviour in the court room (well in Brit's case, that's if she actually enters the courtroom), both have been carried away by the authorities kicking and screaming, and finally both landed in the psychiatric ward with the help of their mothers. Has no one learned from the past yet??? Hopefully Britney will get the help she desperately needs and the local news reports will no longer open in the mornings on what she got up to the night before and let's hope that Britney doesn't really end up like poor Frances who received a fair share of electro-convulsive therapy, which is quietly seeing its own comeback in medical circles. So go and Netflix, Frances starring Jessica Lange to see her story and while you are at it see if you can scrounge up some of Miss Farmer's films to see her in action.