Over the past 12 years, Pop icon Britney Spears has inadvertently popularized the phrase “conservatorship” as control of her fortune was handed over to her father by the courts due to her “documented inability to self-manage.”
As her assets reportedly dwindle, critics – namely Spears’ large fan base affectionately known as “the Britney Army” – have mobilized a #FreeBritney movement to not only call into question the activities of her accounts but also the measures members of the diva’s family are taking to ensure the conservatorship stays in place. The latter being the case despite Britney’s repeated failed attempts over the last few years to have its stronghold relaxed or completely removed.
These topics are the center of a New York Times-curated documentary titled ‘Framing Britney Spears.’ Featuring “never before seen” interviews with people close to the ‘Baby One More Time’ hitmaker, commentary from supporters, friends, industry insiders, lawyers, and others tied to her conservatorship case weigh in to reassess her the necessity (or lack thereof) of the ongoing guardianship and the toll it’s taken on her life and career.
See the official sneak peek inside:
‘Framing Britney’ airs February 5 on FX and FX for Hulu.