The streaming platform shared a full preview of the Erin Lee Carr-directed project yesterday (September 22).
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Britney vs Spears is reported to have been in production for approximately one year, and will follow Hulu’s 2021 doc Framing Britney Spears. The documentary will launch on the platform on September 28.
"It's been 13 years and it's enough."
Britney vs Spears premieres Sept 28 pic.twitter.com/y2CCV4Jnh7
— Netflix (@netflix) September 22, 2021
Carr – the daughter of US journalist David Carr – has previously delved into the justice system in the documentaries How to Fix A Drug Scandal and I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth vs. Michelle Carter.
The official synopsis from Netflix 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.”
Earlier this month, Britney’s father Jamie Spears filed a petition to end his daughter’s conservatorship entirely after 13 years.
He’d been in charge of the conservatorship since it was enacted in 2008 and had recently come under intense scrutiny amid the #FreeBritney campaign, as well as a landmark hearing in June where the singer called the conservatorship “abusive”.
Jamie Spears had previously been adamant that there were “no grounds whatsoever” to have him removed from the singer’s conservatorship.
Meanwhile, Britney Spears recently thanked fans for their dedication to the #FreeBritney campaign on Instagram before briefly deactivating her account on the social media platform.
Spears had taken time off from the site to celebrate her engagement to Sam Asghari, her boyfriend of five years. She reactivated her profile yesterday (September 20), writing that she “couldn’t stay away from the gram too long”.