Britney Spears Documentary Brings Validity To #FreeBritney Movement
Framing Britney Spears has been making noise ever since it has released on streaming platforms. The powerful new documentary analyses Britney Spear’s career, her conservatorship and the Free Britney movement.
It explores the ways in which the media mistreated her, the disregard for her mental health and how she became locked in a contract in which her father, Jamie Spears, controls her assets.
In January 2008, after various mental health struggles, Spears was legally placed under a conservatorship. Since then, her father has been in charge of her assets and her career. Conservatorships are usually set up for people who are unable to make their own decisions. For example, people who suffer from dementia or other serious mental illnesses.
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Free Britney is a movement in which people campaign for Spears to be released from her conservatorship. Framing Britney Spears demonstrates how there’s currently no public evidence which suggests that the singer needs to be under it. It also shows how she never wanted her father to be her conservator and is trying to be released from his control for years. This past November, the superstar lost a bid to remove her father from her conservatorship.
“My client has informed me that she is afraid of her father,” Britney Spears’ attorney Samuel D. Ingham III told the judge in late 2020. “She will not perform again if her father is in charge of her career.”
In response to the documentary, many famous celebrities have voiced out to the Free Britney movement in the hopes that she will be released from her conservatorship. Miley Cyrus, Hayley Williams, Sam Smith, Sarah Jessica Parker, Olly Alexander and Hayley Kiyoko are a few of them.
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) February 8, 2021