Framed Britney Spears, A documentary addressing her conservatism, is set to air on 5 February via FX and Hulu (see it here). This will be the sixth episode The New York Times presents First season of the series.
For more than a decade, Spears has been subject to a conservatism, where a judge appoints a guardian to manage financial and personal matters for someone who is unable or unable to make those decisions on his own . Her father, James “Jamie” Spears, was her mentor until the fall of 2019, when she stepped back due to health issues and was replaced by a licensed conservator.
Last year, the pop star said in a court filing that she was relaunching her role as his father “as opposed to her” as his mentor and supervisor of her financial affairs and assets, but her Guardianship under the father (with the requested co-patron of the singer, financial company Bessemer Trust) was extended through at least the following month.
A growing group of supporters, who are concerned about Spears and question his conservative positions and motives, have been advocating for the pop star under the hashtag #FreeBritney.
According to a description of the standalone documentary, “People close to Britney Spears and her conservative-bound lawyer now rely on her career as she fights her father in court who must control her life.” A short new teaser of the episode discusses the pop star’s stereotypes and the singer’s objections to her father serving as her mentor, and the views of those involved in the #FreeBritney movement.