'Framing Britney Spears' Team Are Doing a Doc About Janet Jackson's Infamous "Nipplegate"

Their next film will apparently dive deep into the wardrobe malfunction at the 2004 Super Bowl

BY Allie GregoryPublished Apr 28, 2021

After the success of Hulu's New York Times Presents special, Framing Britney Spears, the filmmaking team behind the popular documentary have reportedly set their sights on their next topic: Janet Jackson and her infamous Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction.

The 2004 "Nipplegate" halftime show incident is set to be explored in a new Framing-style documentary from production group Left/Right TV, according to multiple media reports.

"It's going to be all about the fallout and the suits who fucked over Janet," a source told Page Six. "They're reaching out to everyone who was involved — dancers, stylists, directors. Everyone."

Jackson, whose career arguably suffered in the fallout from having her breast exposed on live television, is not expected to participate in the doc. Her Super Bowl performance partner Justin Timberlake reportedly does not plan to appear in the doc either.

In the wake of the Framing documentary, Timberlake publicly apologized for the ways he contributed to Spears' downfall during their messy breakup. The singer also took the opportunity to address Jackson, who bore the brunt of their shared half-time accident.

"I understand that I fell short in these moments and in many others and benefited from a system that condones misogyny and racism," Timberlake said. 

"I specifically want to apologize to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson both individually, because I care for and respect these women and I know I failed," he continued. "I want to take accountability for my own missteps in all of this as well as be part of a world that uplifts and supports."

Meanwhile, Jackson is apparently working on her own documentary about the 40th anniversary of her 1982 self-titled debut album. 

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