“I just need my life back,” says the star in the trailer of the documentary.
Britney Spears and her conservatorship has been taking the headlines in the entertainment sessions for some time now. The infamous conservatorship saw the star’s father have control over her life and finances since 2008. Netflix has dropped a trailer for the documentary, Britney vs Spears, which explores her conservatorship.
The trailer, which has been dropped a week before the singer is set to appear in court for the hearing, starts off with the voice over of the singer which says “I just want my life back”, from her taking to the Los Angeles Superior Courthouse. Laced behind voice overs are visuals of the superstar’s real life, live performances, music videos and more.
The trailer also shows interviews and talks with other players involved with the conservatorship and hints at a documentary that will dive deep into the life of the star as she searches for freedom.
Britney has not performed since 2017, allegedly because she is unhappy with her father managing her affairs. James Spears, her father, has been in conservatorship since 2008 following court rulings. The public have been reacting against this citing the superstar's mental health.
The documentary is helmed by Erin Lee Carr, who has also previously worked on projects like How to Fix a Drug Scandal and I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth v. Michelle Carter. Netflix has been working on the documentary for over a year now.
The conservatorship was also talked about earlier this year following the release of the documentary The New York Times Presents: Framing Britney Spears. Gaining positive reviews and Emmy nominations, the documentary that premiered on FX helped in the #FreeBritney movement gaining momentum. The show premieres on Netflix on September 28.