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Viewers react to Netflix’s ‘heartbreaking’ new documentary Britney vs Spears

Britney Vs Spears dropped on Netflix today.

The film, directed by Erin Lee Carr, shed light on Britney Spears’ controversial 13-year conservatorship – which she has been fighting to end.

The official synopsis reads: “The world knows Britney Spears: performer, artist, icon. But in the last few years, her name has been publicly tied to another, more mysterious term: conservatorship.”


“Britney vs Spears tells the explosive story of Britney’s life and her public and private search for freedom. Featuring years-long investigative work, exclusive interviews and new documents, this Netflix feature film paints a thorough portrait of the pop star’s trajectory from girl next door to a woman trapped by fame and family and her own legal status. It shows Britney’s life without utilizing the traumatic images that have previously defined her.”

The synopsis adds: “The film weaves a shocking timeline of old and new players, secret rendezvous and Britney’s behind-the-scenes fight for her own autonomy.”

“Text messages and a voicemail, as well as new interviews with key players, make clear what Britney herself has attested: the full story has yet to be told.”

Britney was placed under a conservatorship after she suffered an alleged breakdown in 2008. A conservatorship is granted to those who are incapable of making decisions, such as people with mental disabilities.

The arrangement put her estate, financial assets, and some personal assets under the control of her father Jamie, and lawyer Andrew Wallet – who has since resigned from the role.

During a landmark court hearing on June 23, Britney called for an end to her 13-year conservatorship, which she claimed was “abusive”.

In a passionate statement, the singer said: “I am not happy, I can’t sleep. I’m so angry, it’s insane. And I’m depressed. My dad and anyone involved in this conservatorship, including my management… they should be in jail.”

“The last time I spoke to you [the judge] … made me feel like I was dead. I am telling you again because I am not lying… so maybe you can understand the depth and the degree and the damages… I deserve changes… I just want my life back. It’s enough.”

After watching the hour and a half long film, viewers have been taking to Twitter to share their thoughts.

One fan tweeted: “Britney Vs Spears is so heartbreaking man. Her dad needs to be locked up no ways.”

Another wrote: “Damn that was powerful. Great storytelling and editing.”

A third viewer penned: “the ending made me cry.”





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