It’s the most talked about documentary of the year to date.
The New York Times documentary Framing Britney Spears is one of the most talked about television events of the year so far, and has restarted the discussion in the wider media about not only Britney Spears’ conservatorship under her father, but also the media’s treatment of the star.
Since the release of the NYT doc on US streaming platform Hulu, social media has been filled with retrospectives on the manner in which Britney was treated by the media, particularly in the aftermath of her much publicised breakup with pop star Justin Timberlake.
Fans in Ireland have been left unable to watch it, until now. That’s because it’s just been announced that Framing Britney Spears will be available to watch on the NOW TV Entertainment Pass from Tuesday 16 February.
The doc, which goes into Britney’s rise to stardom, her aforementioned treatment by the media, her mental health issues and her conservatorship will also air on Sky Documentaries at 9pm on Tuesday.
#FramingBritneySpears is THE documentary to watch this year.
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— NOW TV Ireland (@NOWTVIreland) February 17, 2021
Following the release of the documentary, her father Jamie appeared in court looking to regain full conservatorship over his daughter’s estate, but had his attempts blocked by an LA judge, who gave private trust company Bessemer equal say in managing her finances.
In a post shared to Instagram, Britney appeared to address the documentary, writing that “no matter what we think we know abut a person’s life, it is nothing compared to the actual person’s life”.
Sharing a video of a more recent performance of her iconic hit ‘Toxic’, the star wrote: “Can’t believe this performance of ‘Toxic’ is from 3 years ago!!! I’ll always love being on stage… but I am taking the time to learn and be a normal person.
“I love simply enjoying the basics of every day life!! Each person has their story and their take on other people’s stories!!!! We all have so many different bright beautiful lives!!!
“Remember, no matter what we think we know about a person’s life it is nothing compared to the actual person living behind the lens.”
Ahead of Framing Britney Spears becoming available to watch, you can pick up your NOW TV Entertainment Pass by pressing here.