Framing Britney Spears: Documentary comes to Sky Documentaries with NOW

Find out how you can watch Framing Britney Spears in the UK, and what the controversial documentary is about.

By Becky Gamester-Newton Published: 17 March 2021 - 2.46pm
Britney Spears

Framing Britney Spears is the controversial new documentary about the pop princess which has caused shockwaves across the pond.

Examining the star’s rise and fall and raising questions about her conservatorship and rights, the New York Times Presents film has been a big topic of conversation since it aired in the US earlier in February 2021.

Find out how you can watch the documentary in the UK and why it's so controversial...

How can I watch Framing Britney Spears in the UK?

Framing Britney Spears is available to watch on Sky Documentaries with the NOW Entertainment Membership.

Why are people talking about it?

The documentary looks at two main aspects of the singer’s life and career so far.

Firstly, it examines the conservatorship put in place in 2008 following Britney’s public breakdown.

The legal device grants her father, Jamie Spears, the right to control her finances and to an extent Britney as a person.

Britney is still bound by this decision, and questions have been raised about the morality of the conservatorship and why it’s still in place.

The saga has prompted fans all over the world to speak out as part of the #FreeBritney social media campaign.

Britney Spears as a teenager Felicia Culotta

Secondly, the programme looks at the sexist treatment of Britney throughout her career and the wider picture of how women in the spotlight have to deal with misogyny.

The documentary has even prompted her ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake to apologise for the way he acted towards both her and Janet Jackson, whose career suffered following the infamous Super Bowl 'wardrobe malfunction' while Timberlake - who was on stage with Jackson - saw his own career go from strength to strength.

It also explores how Britney was hounded by the paparazzi, particularly when she was going through her divorce from Kevin Federline and the custody battle over their two young sons.

Britney Spears being photographed Felicia Culotta

Watch Framing Britney Spears on Sky Documentaries with the NOW Entertainment Membership.

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