Britney Spears‘ controversial conservatorship will once again be thrust into the spotlight. This time it’s by way of a new BBC documentary.
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Announced moments ago, the BBC Two special will follow Mobeen Azhar as he attempts to delve deeper into the legal arrangement in the US that places an adult under the legal guardianship of another. Spears, who has been subject to said terms since 2008, has not controlled much of the decisions pertaining to her finances or her career since then.
With a working title of ‘Britney,’ the film follows Mobeen as he travels to the singer’s hometown of Kentwood, Louisiana, Los Angeles, and other key locations as he probes the star’s headline-grabbing predicament.
Viewers will see him attend a major court hearing and bright to the forefront the seismic spar between Spears’ conservatorship team and the dedicated fans at the helm of the #FreeBritney movement.
Interviews will those close to the performer will reportedly also feature.
Mobeen says of the film:
“I went to LA in search of the truth of how Britney Spears, one of the biggest pop stars on the planet, ended up in a conservatorship. I found myself in a world of lawyers, superfans and paparazzi and spent time with many of the people who’ve had a front row seat in Britney’s life. This film taps into the energy of the #FreeBritney movement and questions the industry, fandom and the laws that facilitate conservatorships.”
The doc follows the success of ‘Framing Britney Spears,’ a New York Times feature film that was anchored in a similar discourse and made headlines worldwide.