Hot on the heels of the release of the New York Times and Hulu's viral Framing Britney Spears documentary earlier this month, Netflix has announced they will be working on a Britney Spears documentary of their own because, of course they are!
Filmmaker Erin Lee Carr, who’s specialized in true crime documentaries like Mommy Dead and Dearest and I Love You Now Die is directing the project about Spears which, despite the project not having a title, release date, or publicly known plot yet, is likely to be about the stars monumental rise to fame, the way the media exploited her, and the controversial conservatorship she has been under since 2008. All this press, just 12 years on!
This is also not the first time Netflix and Hulu have competed to tell the story of a certain narrative. Remember the disaster that was Fyre Festival? The marketed luxurious island festival set to take place with some of the largest celebrities on a private island in the Bahamas that turned into an absolute dumpster fire of a scam? Both streaming services attempted to recount the events of that PR nightmare, too.
Netflix's sources have been swift to point out that their Britney Spears documentary has already been in the works well before Framing Britney Spears was released, which is actually believable enough considering how much attention the #freebritney movement has garnered over the past six months.
If you're just tuning in, welcome! The internet has come to believe (through multiple sources) that Britney Spears is being held in a conservatorship against her will and has been since 2008. If you'd like to learn more about what this entails, and how we can do our part to #freebritney, we've covered how her conservatorship works, and further details about the #freebritney movement at large.