If you’ve been on social media in the past few months, you would have seen the #FreeBritney hashtag show up repeatedly. And if you’ve wondered what it is that Britney Spears could possibly need freedom from, you need to watch Britney Vs Spears.
The documentary by Erin Lee Carr details the struggle that Britney has had to endure before and after the rigid legal contract that gave her father, Jamie Spears, full control over her life. Spears controlled Britney’s finances fully to the extent that the music legend could not even have her own credit card. If she didn’t comply with these rules, Britney Spears could lose custody of her kids.
What started as a temporary conservatorship in 2008 was still fully intact till September 2021. Earlier this month, Jamie Spears, after huge public outrage, resigned as the conservator of Britney’s estate. But not before, as the documentary alleges, damaging his daughter’s life beyond repair.
“Britney worked almost nonstop and made other people a lot of money”
If this sounds insane to you, you’ll be shocked through most of Britney Vs Spears because this is the crux f of the conservatorship. This documentary will make you seethe with pure rage at all the people who controlled Britney Spears for so many years when she tried her best to fight it. Whether or not you’re a Britney fan, this documentary will anger you and rethink the whole media narrative against Britney Spears. It will also make you feel guilty for looking at all those bad paparazzi shots and thinking “she’s crazy”.
Britney Vs Spears is a riveting watch for anyone who has followed Britney Spears’ life and even for those who don’t anything more than her name and ‘Hit Me Baby, One More Time’.
Britney Vs Spears is streaming now on Netflix.
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