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Britney's new movie slammed by critics

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Dec 27, 2001 | 5:26am EST

London journalists who have gotten the first glimpse of Crossroads, Britney Spears' new movie about three friends on a road trip after their high school graduation, are slamming the coming-of-age teen drama.

While the film might finally lay to rest Spears' virginal image, it may also shatter the pop star's dreams of making in big in Hollywood, reports London's The Mirror.

Crossroads stars Spears as a straight-A student who has grown apart from her two best friends, a "burnout" and a cheerleader. The threesome get together for a cross-country trip after graduation and meet a musician who talks them into going to Los Angeles to compete in a musical contest.

The movie starts off with Spears dancing on her bed in her underwear to a Madonna tune and includes a scene in which she pole-dances in a club.

The movie's climax, however, is what will leave her young fans--and their parents--up in arms: Spears' character Lucy loses her virginity to an ex-con. According to The Mirror, the two lovebirds peel off their clothes on a hotel balcony then head for the bedroom.

The film deals with other issues that may surprise Spears' prepubescent fan base, including rape, underage drinking, sex and teen pregnancy.

One source told the Daily Star, "There's a lot of enthusiasm for Britney so there's been a lot of emphasis on the film's bad script and bad music. But there's no denying Britney is bad herself."

One scene even features Spears singing 'N Sync's hit "Bye Bye Bye."

Crossroads opens February 15 and also stars Taryn Manning, Zoe Saldana and Anson Mount.

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