New York Times to explore the #FreeBritney movement in shocking new doc ‘Framing Britney Spears’

Britney Spears

The New York Times recently announced its new documentary which will delve into the #FreeBritney movement. The film explores the plight of Spears as well as her concerned fans as they campaign for the pop star’s independence.

Titled Framing Britney Spears, the doccie will tell the story of the iconic singer’s rise to pop stardom, her struggles with mental health, hospitalisation and the #FreeBritney movement.

As Dazed & Confused explains, “Britney’s father, Jamie Spears, has controlled his daughter’s career and finances since 2008, after she was admitted to a psychiatric hospital for five days. Though it was meant to end in 2009, it’s still ongoing today – over a decade later. The case has been handled privately for most of that time, but has come to public attention in recent years, in part due to the fan-launched #FreeBritney movement.”

Framing Britney Spears is a clear-eyed look at a public life gone silent” – Variety

In November last year, a judge declined to suspend Jamie from his central role in the conservatorship. Britney asserts that she “will not perform again if her father is in charge of her career.”

Jamie, however, has stood by his role as the singer’s conservator, telling CNN last month: “When a family member needs special care and protection, families need to step up, as I have done for the last 12-plus years, to safeguard, protect, and continue to love Britney unconditionally. I have and will continue to provide unwavering love and fierce protection against those with self-serving interests, and those who seek to harm her or my family.”

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Currently, Britney Spears’ conservatorship will remain in place until at least next month, though her former estate manager says she could be under it “for the rest of her life.”

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