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'Framing Britney Spears': Release date, where to watch, trailer and all about the NYT documentary on pop star's conservatorship

'Framing Britney Spears re-examines her career and offers a new assessment of the movement rallying against her court-mandated conservatorship'
UPDATED JAN 22, 2021
Britney Spears (FX Network)
Britney Spears (FX Network)

Daily News publisher The New York Times and production company Left/Right are all set to release 'Framing Britney Spears', the latest documentary which will focus on the rise and falls of Spears over the years. The film will also focus on the recent court battles over her father, Jamie Spears’, conservatorship and the Free Britney movement.

According to promo copy, “The New York Times Presents: Framing Britney Spears re-examines her career and offers a new assessment of the movement rallying against her court-mandated conservatorship, capturing the unsavory dimensions of the American pop-star machine.” 

Britney Spears (FX Network)

FX Documentaries tweeted on Thursday, January 21, "Her phenomenal rise to superstardom. A downfall that shocked the world. And now, an ensuing conservatorship battle. #NYTPresents: Framing Britney Spears. Premiering Feb. 5 on @FXNetworks and @Hulu."


Release date

The documentary will premiere on February 5, 2021.

Where to Watch?

You can watch it on FX or Hulu.

Who are the makers?

NYT journalists Jason Stallman, Sam Dolnick and Stephanie Preiss teamed with Left/Right’s Ken Druckerman, Banks Tarver, and Mary Robertson on this project. 

Watch the trailer

You can watch the trailer of the documentary here.


What are fans saying?

Britney Spears pictured in 2000 (Getty Images)

As soon as the trailer of the upcoming documentary got released people started talking about it on the Internet. One user tweeted: "Thank you for taking on this topic! The trailer looks promising; I hope that the episode will truly bring light to the real issues with Britney's conservatorship, and bring justice to the #FreeBritney movement." While another one said: "I truly hope and even pray that this doc’s in Britney’s favor. She 110% deserves her freedom and happiness. The world has chewed her up and spat her out but she’s remained humble, beautiful and kind, every damn time. Britney deserves the #FreeBritney #FramingBritneySpears."



One Spears fan tweeted: "The Britney army really went from having a small fan movement, to being recognized by major publications and networks internationally. I’m so proud of us  #FreeBritney ‘Framing Britney Spears’ premieres on @Hulu & @FXNetworks on February 5th." Sharing the trailer, another one said: "It truly hurts my heart every time I think about how much bullshit she’s had to put up with throughout her career."