We’ve spent the last couple of days absolutely devouring the New York Times’s Britney Spears documentary Framing Britney Spears, but it looks like there will be more for us to dive into, thanks to Netflix.
It honestly feels like we’ve only just begun starting to have conversations about Britney Spears again after the massive documentary into her life and conservatorship came out. Celebs all over the shop have been vocal about their support towards the #FreeBritney movement, from Sarah Jessica Parker to Justin Timberlake (who probably should’ve said something a long time ago TBH.)
Now, according to Bloomberg, Netflix is reportedly in the process of making its very own documentary, which started well before Framing Britney Spears even came out. The most exciting thing about this news, apart from the fact that we’ll be getting a different insight into the life of Britney, is that the director is said to be true crime specialist Erin Lee Carr.
You read that right. True. Crime. Give me this doco right the fuck now, because that sounds incredible.
Netflix is making its own Britney Spears documentary.
The streaming giant has tapped filmmaker Erin Lee Carr to direct it.
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) February 15, 2021
If you can’t hold your excitement for long, Erin Lee Carr’s other true crime docos are on Netflix right now, including her 2020 doco How To Fix A Drug Scandal, which follows drug lab chemists who were accused of tampering with evidence that they were tasked with examining. So yeah, if that’s the heavy vibe we are in for here, I am so excited.
At the moment there is no scheduled release date for the project, or even any confirmation that it’s completed, so it might still be some time until we get our hands on it.
Meanwhile, Britney Spears is still enduring court cases revolving around her conservatorship. In the most recent court hearing, her father Jamie Spears lost his bid to gain complete control of her estate investments and earnings, which he used to have for years until he was ordered to share the conservatorship with Bessemer Trust.
This, of course, is a step in the right direction towards freeing Britney.
The next court appearance will be on March 17th, where Jamie Spears’ position as any sort of conservator will be questioned once again.
Until then, I guess we just have to keep rewatching the first doco, full of rage towards this whole situation.