Britney vs Spears: Netflix announces new documentary
James R | On 23, Sep 2021
Netflix is joining the growing number of Britney Spears documentaries with Britney vs Spears, arriving this September.
The world knows Britney Spears: performer, artist, icon. But in the last few years, her name has been publicly tied to another, more mysterious term: conservatorship.
Britney vs Spears tells the story of Britney’s life and her public and private search for freedom. Featuring years-long investigative work, exclusive interviews and new documents, the film paints a thorough portrait of the pop star’s trajectory from girl next door to a woman trapped by fame and family and her own legal status. Director Erin Lee Carr (How To Fix a Drug Scandal, Dirty Money) and journalist Jenny Eliscu work to delve deep into the tangled history of the conservatorship that has been in place for over 13 years. Through text messages and a voicemail as well as new interviews with key players, the film weaves a shocking timeline of old and new players, secret rendezvous and Britney’s behind-the=scenes fight for her own autonomy.
Netflix promises that the movie will “make clear what Britney herself has attested: the full story has yet to be told”. However, as the conservatorship that has been in place since 2008 is going through the process of her father, James Spears, being suspended as conservator while also being put on the path to termination, the question is what else there is to tell of Britney’s story, with two documentaries already delving into the conservatorship situation – including Framing Britney Spears and the BBC’s The Battle for Britney.
Find out on 28th September when Britney vs Spears premieres on Netflix. Here’s the trailer:
Britney vs Spears is available on Netflix UK, as part of an £8.99 monthly subscription.