Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year or so, you’re likely to be familiar with the drama surrounding Britney Spears conservatorship and her freedom. You’re probably also familiar with the #FreeBritney movement.
If you feel like taking a deep dive into the ins and outs of her controversial legal struggles, the new TV show Framing Britney Spears has you covered.
ICYMI, Britney has been living under the control of her father, Jamie Spears for the past 12 years. He has full control over everything in her life, including her money, career choices and her estate.
Concerned Britney fans started a movement in which they campaigned for her to gain control of her life again. The comments sections of Britney’s social media is littered with concerned questions about her situation, and fans also launched a website in support of her freedom.
The website reads, “Britney’s conservators control her finances and her person, which includes her movements, visitors, medical care, and legal decisions. As a conservatee, Britney Spears cannot vote, have custody of her children, choose her own doctor and medical treatment, or hire a lawyer of her choice. Her conservators decide whether or not she works, as she cannot enter into contracts for herself because she is legally not her own person.”
The newly released trailer for the documentary shows fans protesting against her conservatorship and marching with Free Britney signs. It promises to cover her rise as a “global phenomenon”, to her downfall considered a “cruel national sport”.
The documentary, presented by The New York Times, also shares that it will feature, “people close to Britney Spears and lawyers tied to her conservatorship now reassess her career as she battles her father in court over who should control her life.”
“How we treated her was disgusting,” says one interview subject in the trailer.
“She accepted conservatorship was going to happen, but she didn’t want her father to be conservator. Anytime there’s that amount of money to be made, you have to question the motives of everyone,” another subject says in the clip.
Framing Britney will be released on the 5th February, 2021. Watch the trailer below:
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