Netflix Is Making Its Own Britney Spears Documentary


Demand for more information surrounding pop star Britney Spears’s long-standing conservatorship is growing.

According to Bloomberg News, another documentary surrounding the iconic pop star and her battle for freedom from the constraints of her conservatorship and father will be the subject of a new Netflix documentary. The upcoming project will reportedly be helmed by filmmaker Erin Lee Carr, who is known for her true-crime documentary work.

News of the Netflix film follows the success of the recently released Hulu and New York Times–produced project, Framing Britney Spears, which resulted in a global wave of support for the pop star. Beyond Spears’s legal constraints, the doc is an analysis of mainstream misogyny, portraying the media as partly to blame for the pop star’s early-aughts downfall. Even Spears’s ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake acknowledged his involvement in the mistreatment of Spears, issuing an apology to the star on Instagram last week.

The main focus of Framing Britney Spears, however, is the singer’s conservatorship. Placed under a microscope, Spears’s ongoing legal bind, which has thrust Spears into a court battle with her father trying to have him removed as the head of her conservatorship, has been in place since the singer’s publicized breakdown in 2008. Though her father is still partly in control of her personal and professional life, as well as her finances, a Los Angeles judge recently objected to his request to have full reign over his daughter’s finances and investment prospects.

Spears has yet to fully acknowledge the information disclosed in the Hulu documentary, but she did release a statement following its premiere, encouraging fans to know that there’s always another side to anyone’s story.

“Each person has their story and their take on other people’s stories !!!! We all have so many different bright beautiful lives 🌹🌸🌷🌼!!! ,” wrote Spears. “Remember, no matter what we think we know about a person’s life it is nothing compared to the actual person living behind the lens 📷✨ !!!!”

As for the Netflix documentary, there is no release date just yet, so stay tuned.


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