The documentary “Framing Britney Spears”, made by the New York Times, brought back into discussion the difficult years that the artist went through since the early 2000s. After several nervous breakdowns, which were intensely ridiculed in the press, Britney was closely monitored by her father, Jamie Spears, who became her legal guardian. All these aspects as well her breakup with Justin Timberlake, are presented in a new light in this documentary that includes interviews with people in Britney’s close circle and statements from lawyers involved in establishing the form of control under which the artist is.
Immediately after launch, “Framing Britney Spears” triggered a wave of empathy for the artist and a real disgust with the people who used her for rating and obtaining financial benefits. Hayley Williams of Paramore said she was horrified by Britney’s “misogyny” and Courtney Love apologized to Britney in a message. #freeBritney.
Hayley Williams: “No artist should endure the real torture she (Britney) was subjected to”
“Oh, my God, like the documentary ‘Framing Britney Spears.’ she could never have gotten where she is now without the awful price she paid, “Hayley Williams wrote on Twitter. this message was also reposted by Sam Smith.
Support messages for Britney Spears
the Framing Britney Spears doc holy fuck.
no artist today would have to endure the literal torture that media/society/utter misogynists inflicted upon her.
the mental health awareness conversation, culturally, could never be where it is without the awful price she has paid.
— hayley from Paramore 🥀 (@yelyahwilliams) February 6, 2021
— Courtney Love Cobain (@Courtney) February 8, 2021
Britney Spears also watched this documentary, a source close to her told PageSix that the artist was “excited” and began to hope for a change for the better.
“(Britney) She feels for the first time in many years that people are on her side and that things will get better in the future.”
“Britney feels that there is finally light at the end of a very long and very dark tunnel. There were certain parts of the documentary that were too difficult, emotionally, for her to follow – the scenes in which the more difficult times in her life, the media and the focus on how she raised her children, but she feels, for the first time in many years, that people are on her side and that things will get better in the future.
She hopes that, thanks to this documentary, she will be released from her father’s control [Jamie Spears]. She is also extremely grateful for the support she has received from fans and celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker., who spoke on her behalf, “said an anonymous source in Britney’s close circle.
Britney Spears is working on her own documentary
According to Page Six, the artist is working on her own documentary, in which he will present his story as he lived it. However, considering the strict control maintained by her father, Britney fears that he will intervene in the narrative and that he will alter the facts in order to put himself in a better light.
For the past 12 years, Britney Spears has been closely monitored by her father, Jamie Spears, who became his legal guardian in 2008, after several episodes of nervous breakdown. The fragile mental state of the artist led to the conclusion of an agreement in court by which it was established that her father and lawyer will manage her assets and her personal life. Britney has not been able to make decisions about her career and wealth since then, and her entourage has been controlled. The artist has the right to meet only with people previously approved by her father.