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Vol. 8, No. 2: Summer 2002

Is Britney Beloved in ‘Bama? (Letters to the Editor)

by Kelly M. Bruce

“‘I just didn’t know that the slutty Catholic schoolgirl has been a staple of pornography for lo these many years! If only I had realized . . .'”

Congratulations on another fine issue of Southern Cultures [Winter 2001]. I did not know what to expect from a publication featuring on its cover Britney Spears, bare midriff and all. Regarding Gavin James Campbell’s thoughtful article on Ms. Spears and her South: perhaps we should remember that, despite her undeniable status as cultural icon, she is but twenty years old. I feel rather sorry for her, actually.

This article appears as an abstract above, the complete article can be accessed in Project Muse
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