The Britney Saga: Where are We At?

 

Britney Spears: the worldwide phenomenon that stormed pop culture in the 90s and early 2000s. Ever since her infamous downfall in 2007, she started inching away from the spotlight and ever since 2008 she has been under the sole conservatorship of her father, Jamie Spears.

A conservatorship basically means that an individual is appointed as a conservator by a judge to manage the financial affairs and/or daily life of another due to physical or mental limitations, or old age.

 

 

Especially in recent years, it has been hugely debated whether the singer still needs a conservator. Many are speculating from her social media posts that she is being held against her will by her boyfriend and father. As a result, the #FreeBritney movement is ramping up again.

Last week’s release of the New York Times Documentary Framing Britney Spears has sparked even more sympathy for her. The film revolves around her relationship with her father and her conservatorship status. It features a lot of old footage showcasing her rise to stardom as well as her downfall. 

 

 

The documentary, coupled with her ongoing legal battle with her father, has got the ball rolling for Ms Spears to finally get the freedom she deserves. Just this month as well, she has won a legal battle that removed her father from being the sole conservator for the first time in 13 years and introduced a third party. 

Unfortunately, Framing Britney Spears is still making its way to Maltese screens because so far it’s only available on Hulu in the US and on NOW TV in the UK. In the meantime however, here’s the trailer!

 

 

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