Britney Spears is one of the most iconic pop artists in the world. The “Princess of Pop” influenced the genre during the late 1990s and early 2000s, but she continues to have a huge impact on the music industry. Her public perception hasn’t always been positive, but she has countless loyal fans who have stuck by her through everything. Netflix recently released a Britney vs Spears full-length trailer. The documentary intends to shed light on the conservatorship that has taken over her life.
The Britney Spears conservatorship legal dispute led to the #FreeBritney movement
The #FreeBritney online movement was popularized in 2019. Since 2008, Spears has been trapped under a conservatorship. The movement sought to raise awareness and free her from her father, Jamie Spears, and the conservatorship. It really took off after allegations were made dealing with Spears’ time in a psychiatric facility. The US Congress even invited her to testify regarding conservatorship and make policy recommendations.
Spears’ fans weren’t the only ones to support the #FreeBritney movement. Other celebrities such as Miley Cyrus, Cher, and Mariah Carey voiced their support for the end of Spears’ conservatorship. Rapper Iggy Azalea said that she’s personally seen the behavior of Jamie. The movement has generated awareness and conversations around conservatorships and how they should be changed in the future.
The ‘Britney vs Spears’ trailer says “no more secrets”
The Netflix Twitter page recently posted the Britney vs Spears full-length trailer, which has been rumored for months. The trailer starts by explaining how the pop star has been silenced from talking about the truth. Spears’ family is no support system. The trailer expresses how they were able to take advantage of her financially. Director Erin Lee Carr and journalist Jenny Eliscu aim to get to the bottom of this story.
Britney vs Spears seeks to reveal the truth behind the curtains. It hints at a leaked confidential report on the conservatorship and explores specialists’ perspectives on the matter. These exclusive interviews will provide more information on the legal dispute than ever before. The #FreeBritney protest footage displays the movement’s vast media attention.
The trailer ends with Spears’ quote, “It’s been 13 years, and it’s enough.”
There has been more than one Britney Spears documentary
Britney vs Spears isn’t the first Spears documentary. The New York Times Presents: Framing Britney Spears was released on Feb. 5. However, it had a broader scope of Spears’ career leading up to the conservatorship and the #FreeBritney movement.
Britney vs Spears focuses on the conservatorship and how it came to be a reality. Carr seeks to reveal secrets and expose the lies in the new documentary. Spears is generally depicted through her most traumatic moments, but Carr aims to show her life in another way that isn’t so exploitative. Spears has been kept silent for far too long, but this documentary wants to end the secrets and the lies.
Britney vs Spears will be exclusively available on Netflix Sept. 28.