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Framing Britney Spears creators plot follow-up film after ‘interesting’ new information comes to light

Maggie Baska February 24, 2021
Britney Spears First Annual Teen Choice

Singer Britney Spears attends the First Annual Teen Choice Awards on 1 August 1999 at The Barker Hangar, Santa Monica Air Center in Santa Monica, California. (Getty)

The creators of Framing Britney Spears have revealed they want to make a follow-up film to share new information that’s come to light.

Framing Britney Spears has taken the world by storm since its release. The New York Times documentary prompted many people to speak out against how the media portrayed Spears and even led her ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake to apologise for the way he treated her in the aftermath of their break-up.

Given the rapturous response and Spears’ continued conservatorship battle, the film’s creators have said they would “love” to create a follow-up.

In an interview with Hollywood Reporter, Liz Day, senior story editor on Framing Britney Spears, said: “There was so much we had to leave on the cutting room floor and in our notebooks just for time.

“And also since the documentary aired, we’ve gotten a lot of information that we’re interested in as well that we’re interested in pursuing and reporting on further.”

Day said more sources have come forward wanting to share their stories in the weeks since Framing Britney Spears aired. She explained the documentary “helped us earn the trust of even more people”.

The documentary team had to work hard to earn the trust of people “in why they should talk to us”, she explained, revealing that a “surprising number of people were willing to talk on background”, but it was harder to get people on record and even on camera.

“People have been very distrustful of the press because they’ve felt burned in the past, and I think the documentary’s very sensitive treatment and respect of all parties and everyone helped us further,” Day said.

Netflix is also reportedly making its own Britney Spears documentary.

Streaming service Netflix is set to drop its own film on Britney Spears, according to Bloomberg. It is understood that a Netflix Britney documentary has been in the works long before Framing Britney Spears dropped earlier this month.

It’s not uncommon for two production companies to drop competing programmes – such as when both Hulu and Netflix released duelling documentaries on the Fyre Festival aftermath.

It’s unknown how Netflix’s documentary on Spears’ life will differ from the New York Times hit show, which was released originally on Netflix’s rival streaming service Hulu.

More: Britney Spears, Framing Britney Spears

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