Per News Reelz:
Netflix is releasing a documentary about Britney Spears and it’s one step closer to reaching the screen. An 18-second teaser was released for the project where you can hear Spears leaving a message for an attorney in 2009. A trailer is expected to drop on Wednesday, September 22, for the documentary titled Britney Vs. Spears.
The documentary is being directed by Erin Lee Carr and has been underway for more than a year. It’s reported that the documentary centers around Spears’ highly-unusual conservatorship, and will feature key figures in Spears’ orbit. It is unclear, though highly unlikely that Spears, herself, will appear in the project, given how closely guarded she has been from media opportunities throughout the course of her conservatorship. Earlier this month, Spears’ father Jamie asked a judge to end her 13-year conservatorship. Of his daughter, an attorney wrote in the request, “If Ms. Spears wants to terminate the conservatorship and believes that she can handle her own life, Mr. Spears believes that she should get that chance.”
The Spears Conservatorship battle has been going on since 2009 when the popstar suffered a very public meltdown. The Conservatorship was meant to protect Spears’ well-being and finances and that seemed to work in her favor, at least publicly. Age crafted a huge comeback, released several more hit albums, did world tours, set up TV projects, and had a record breaking residency in Las Vegas. Despite this perceived success, the singers fans began to suspect she was being taken advantage of, thus the #FreeBritney movement was born.
This all came to a head following Hulu’s Framing Britney Spears documentary which was distributed in collaboration with FX as part of “The New York Times Presents” series. That documentary — which focused partly on the #FreeBritney fan movement that has said, for years, that the singer is being held under a conservatorship against her will — caused an uproar on social media and a catapulted interest into Spears’ unusual 13-year conservatorship.