A lot of us root for Britney Spears. Most of us probably do.
We remember our 90s pop princess and global superstar that seemed to be ruling the world one minute, and then hopelessly spiraling downward the next. Many of her fans would tell you that it is the best example of someone growing up too fast and being over-exploited into a “can’t win” life situation.
But a lot of us might not be aware of her conservatorship which was put into place following those troubles, and has essentially taken all power from her, regarding finances, work, and health decisions.
Her father, Jamie, is currently her coneservator. And refuses to give up power against her wishes.
“Framing Britney Spears” is a serviceable documentary that educates those who may not be aware of the kind of challenges she’s actually fighting against her own blood. This is essentially a superstar that is doing all of the work but has no control over her own destiny.
For fans, there is a lot to like here. The recap of her rise to stardom is a wild stroll down memory lane. We get “One More Time, TRL, and Timberlake, and it’s fun to live through all of that.
What isn’t fun is the downfall. The paparazzi harassing her at every waking moment. The Federline divorce. The breakdown where she’s openly sobbing during interviews. It’s pretty painful even to this day.
But it does do good job at explaining what is going and how Britney is losing in all of this. If you weren’t mad for her now. You will be after watching this doc.
One place where “Framing Britney Spears” is seriously lacking, is the other side in all of this. Educating her fans and helping them construct an answer to any claims against Britney would have made this project more fundamentally sound.
I do recommend it. If anything, you’ll have a better understanding on why people are so angry over this.
And moving forward I’m sure we’ll a keep hoping for better things in the next chapter of whatever is in store for Britney Spears.