After thirteen years of living under the restrictions of a conservatorship filled with lies and secrets, music icon Britney Spears is all set to fight her way out of the arrangement next week on September 29. The fate of whether the singer’s father, Jamie Spears, will step down immediately as conservator or gradually, “when the time is right,” lies in the hands of the judge set to hear the case in the Los Angeles Superior Court. Although, fans everywhere continue to support the pop star with the all too familiar hashtag #freebritney, film director Erin Lee Carr has chosen to support the star through a tell-all documentary, Britney vs Spears.
The documentary is set to drop to the streaming service just a day before Spears faces her father in court. As ironic as the release timing is, Carr made it known in an interview with LA Times that the documentary has been in the works for over two years. The film will be a result of a “two-and-a-half years-long investigative process into the conservatorship.” Carr did reveal that the music icon did not have any involvement with the documentary despite many contact attempts. Based on the interview Carr had with LA Times, it seems her intentions for the documentary are to be a voice for Spears, driving viewers to a place of understanding the icon’s life under the conservatorship arrangement.
Carr hopes that Spears will like the documentary explaining that it differs vastly from the New York Times-produced documentary, “Framing Britney Spears,” released in February of this year. Carr had this to say,
There has been an amazing amount of coverage, but that’s a really long time to be focused on this. We wanted to be the definitive place to understand the beginning, middle, and hopefully what we will find out as the end of this saga. If you care about women, you should watch this movie. If you care about mental health, you should watch this movie. If you’re a fan of Britney Spears, you should watch this movie.
The trailer for the upcoming documentary is intense from start to finish, displaying short clips of performances from the star and sound bites of testimonies. “It’s an epic fail of the legal system that this has gone on for so long,” one gentleman says. The documentary is preparing to provide testimony, court documents, voicemails etc proving that Spears is literally trapped by fame and family because of the conservatorship. As the world waits for the outcome of whether Spears will finally regain her freedom or not, be sure to check out the Britney vs Spears documentary.
The official synopsis is below:
“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 explosive story of Britney’s life and her public and private search for freedom. Featuring years-long investigative work, exclusive interviews and new documents, this Netflix feature 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. It shows Britney’s life without utilizing the traumatic images that have previously defined her.”