Framing by Britney Spears, a documentary about her conservatory, will be aired via FX and Hulu on February 5 (see it here). It will be the sixth episode of The New York Times presents the first season of the series.
For more than a decade, Spears has been subject to a conservatory where a judge appoints a guardian to manage the financial and personal affairs of a person who is incapacitated or unable to make these decisions alone. Her father, James “Jamie” Spears, was her conservator until the fall of 2019, when he resigned due to health issues and an authorized conservator took his place.
Last year, the pop star told a court she was “strongly opposed”
A growing group of followers who have been concerned about Spears and questioned the terms and motives of her conservatory have told the pop star under the hashtag #FreeBritney.
According to a description of the stand-alone documentary, “People close to Britney Spears and lawyers attached to her conservatory are now reconsidering her career as she fights with her father in court over who should control her life.” A short new teaser from the episode discusses the pop star’s conservatory and the singer’s objections to her father serving as her conservator and also contains thoughts from people involved in the #FreeBritney movement.