Netflix releases trailer for its new Britney Spears documentary
Britney vs Spears will arrive on Netflix next week.
Following Framing Britney Spears airing on Sky earlier in the year, Netflix has unveiled a trailer for its own documentary film about the pop star.
According to the streaming service, Britney vs Spears will see director Erin Lee Carr (How To Fix a Drug Scandal, Dirty Money) and journalist Jenny Eliscu work to delve deep into the tangled history of Spears' conservatorship that has been in place for over 13 years.
Netflix's official synopsis for the new documentary is as follows:
"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.
"The film weaves a shocking timeline of old and new players, secret rendezvous and Britney’s behind the scenes fight for her own autonomy. Text messages and a voicemail as well as new interviews with key players make clear what Britney herself has attested: the full story has yet to be told."
Netflix also says the film will show Spears' life "without utilising the traumatic images that have previously defined her".
In 2008, Spears was placed under a conservatorship after suffering a public battle with mental health problems, with her father, Jamie, overseeing her estate.
The musician has been attempting for months to remove her father as her conservator, with the #FreeBritney movement picking up steam over the past number of months.
Jamie Spears agreed to step down from his long-time role as conservator in August and filed to end the conservatorship earlier this month.
The decision to end the conservatorship is in the hands of Los Angeles judge Brenda Penny and will be discussed at a hearing on 29 September.
Britney vs Spears will arrive on Netflix the day before on 28 September.
You can watch the trailer below.
Clip via Netflix