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Netflix drops explosive trailer for Britney vs Spears documentary: ‘I just want my life back’

Maggie Baska September 23, 2021
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Britney Spears attends the premiere of Columbia Pictures' "Smurfs 2"

Britney Spears attends the premiere of Columbia Pictures' "Smurfs 2" at Regency Village Theatre on 28 July 2013 in Westwood, California. (Getty/Jason Merritt)

Netflix has dropped the first full trailer for Britney vs Spears, its explosive documentary about the music legend and her conservatorship.

Britney vs Spears promises to delve deep into the popstar’s fight for freedom from the conservatorship that has governed her life for over a decade

The trailer opens with an audio clip of Britney saying “I just want my life back” – something she has made clear in explosive court testimonies and fiery social media posts after more than a decade of silence on the legal arrangement that she now calls “abusive”.

“Britney’s been silenced,” a voice in the trailer claims. “Britney’s never had one person she could trust – not mum, not dad,” adds another.

“Britney had a fear her family would barge in and take everything.”

Britney vs Spears will see director Erin Lee Carr and journalist Jenny Eliscu investigate the sordid history of Britney’s conservatorship, including allegations that there were “financial incentives” for her father, Jamie Spears, and her lawyers to keep her under the arrangement.

A voice is heard explaining how they have “represented dozens of conservatees in court” – but “not one of them has ever had a job”, unlike Britney, who has made millions throughout the duration of her conservatorship.

“Britney made other people a lot of money,” the trailer states.

The film also promises to lift the lid on a “confidential report” leaked to Carr by “someone very close to the conservatorship”, and to reveal the hours Britney has been forced to spend hours in court being criticised.

“It’s an epic fail of the legal system that this has gone on for so long.”

According to Netflix, “text messages and a voicemail as well as new interviews with key players make clear what Britney herself has attested: the full story has yet to be told”.

Britney vs Spears is the latest project to document Britney’s rollercoaster fight for freedom. Reportedly, the film was in the making before the Framing Britney Spears documentary, which sent the Free Britney movement crashing into the mainstream.

Britney vs Spears documentary comes as star fights her father.

Britney has made clear that she wants out of her conservatorship, and her lawyer has said that her first priority is removing her father from the arrangement.

in August, Jamie Spears finally agreed to step down as Britney’s conservator, according to court filings from his lawyers. He has since asked a court to consider ending the arrangement entirely.

While Britney’s lawyer Mathew Rosengart welcomed the move, he has accused Jamie Spears of trying to evade accountability. Britney has made clear in court that she would like to sue her father.

Rosegart said in a court filing Wednesday (22 September) that Britney “fully consents” to “expeditiously” ending the conservatorship.

It said removing Jamie as conservator is a “necessary first – and substantial – step towards Ms Spears’s freedom and ending the Kafkaesque nightmare imposed upon her by her father, so that her dignity and basic liberties can be restored”.

Britney vs Spears drops on Netflix on 28 September.

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