It’s been almost a month since Framing Britney Spears – the documentary which follows Britney’s rise to fame, harassment by paparazzi, subsequent breakdown and controversial conservatorship – landed in the UK, and now the BBC has confirmed they too will be airing their own programme digging into the popstar’s life and guardianship.
Set to air later this spring on BBC Two, the feature will be lead by BAFTA-winning journalist and filmmaker Mobeen Azhar – who visited Britney’s hometown in Louisiana and spent time attending court hearings as part of the documentary.
Mobeen said: “I went to LA in search of the truth of how Britney Spears, one of the biggest pop stars on the planet, ended up in a conservatorship. I found myself in a world of lawyers, superfans and paparazzi and spent time with many of the people who’ve had a front row seat in Britney’s life. This film taps into the energy of the #FreeBritney movement and questions the industry, fandom and the laws that facilitate conservatorships.”
We’ve no doubt that it will be as haunting and heartbreaking as the OG documentary which had us questioning a lot about what goes on behind the scenes with celebrities, especially those who are younger and more vulnerable.
Britney Spears has been under the guardianship of her father, Jamie Spears, since 2008. He controls her finances and personal affairs. There is currently a petition appealing for Britney to be freed from under his control and for her to regain her independence.
We’ll let you know when there’s a confirmed air date for Britney (a working title).