Her rise was a global phenomenon. Her downfall was a cruel national sport. People close to Britney Spears and lawyers tied to her conservatorship now reassess her career as she battles her father in court over who should control her life.
Since airing on Hulu, the Framing Britney Spears documentary has already sparked conversation around the world and is now coming to Sky Documentaries and the NOW TV entertainment pass on February 16th at 9pm. The film will also be available on demand.
The meteoric rise and disturbing fall of Spears has devolved into a Kafkaesque court battle that has reawakened her fandom and raised pressing questions about mental health and an individuals’ rights. A re-examination of her career and a new assessment of the movement rallying against her court-mandated conservatorship capture the unsavoury dimensions of the American pop-star machine.
The series is produced by The New York Times and Left / Right. Samantha Stark directs and Liz Day is the senior story editor. Jason Stallman, Sam Dolnick, Stephanie Preiss from The New York Times, and Ken Druckerman, Banks Tarver and Mary Robertson from Left/Right, all serve as executive producers. Nicki McDermott acquired the title on behalf of Sky.