From The Jinx to Making A Murderer, television docuseries’ have shed significant light on controversial issues. As legal proceedings continue in Britney Spears’ highly criticized conservatorship, a new FX documentary, Framing Britney Spears, is expected to raise additional questions about the familial battle.
Since 2008, the Princess of Pop has been under a conservatorship helmed by her father, Jamie Spears, who controls her finances and other essential aspects of her life. Though she’s fought to have him ousted since 2020, much of the arrangement remains in place and is a mystery to fans and her own legal team.
Throughout the ordeal Britney’s fans have become more concerned about her well-being creating the #FreeBritney campaign in an attempt to help the singer. “The main thing that’s getting expressed by the #FreeBritney movement is asking us to question the conservatorship system,” stated producer and director of the series Samantha Stark of The New York Times.
“The central mystery of our film is that she’s living the life of a busy pop star, and yet we’re being told that she’s at risk constantly. She’s making millions of dollars, and yet, we’re told she’s incapable of making decisions that are in her own best interest,” Stark says. “That’s such a conflict, so it’s hard to understand why it’s happening, and so many of the court records are sealed.”
Framing Britney Spears follows the now-39-year-old from the beginning of her illustrious career through to the high-profile unraveling that turned her personal troubles into national news that culminated in the controversial conservatorship.