Don’t Freak Out But Netflix’s Britney Spears Doco Is Dropping On Monday

Just as things begin to look up for Britney Spears, Netflix comes swooping in with a trailer for their new doco 'Britney vs Spears'. Oh, and the whole thing is out next week.

We’ve known it was coming for a while, but for better or worse, Netflix has finally unveiled details around their documentary on Britney Spears.

Titled Britney vs Spears, the doco – out Tuesday, September 28 – seems to focus specifically on Spears’ highly controversial and highly publicised conservatorship case. Its much-watched predecessor, Framing Britney Spears, tended to focus on the public’s perception of Britney overall – from Justin Timberlake to her family.

The trailer, which arrived today, opens with Britney’s voice saying “I just want my life back”. The documentary shows various experts discussing Britney’s conservatorship and how it varies to the usual conservatorship process in America.

“I’ve represented dozens of conservatees in court,” one person says, “not one of them has ever had a job.”

This contrasts starkly with Spears, who has been in a conservatorship since 2008. In those 13 years since, she’s released four albums, countless live shows and interviews and her hugely successful Vegas residency. Hardly sounds like someone who isn’t working.

The trailer teases documents that were allegedly leaked by those close to the conservatorship, the various #FreeBritney protests that have taken place over the past year and interspersed audio from the pop giant’s emotional 24-minute testimony given in June.

Watch the full thing below. 

Now, it’s unclear whether Spears has had any direct involvement with Netflix on the documentary, but has expressed a general distaste for documentaries being made about her life in the past. In fact, so have we.

In other Britney news, her and her father, Jamie Spears, are apparently once again at odds – this time about her wedding. Spears recently announced that her and long-time boyfriend Sam Asghari were engaged – before deleting and promptly re-activating her Instagram – and, apparently, Jamie Spears’ involvement could hinder a prenup being as beneficial to Britney as it could be.

Reportedly, Jamie has already agreed to step down as Spears’ conservator – one of the biggest wins for her case so far – but Britney apparently wants it done by September 29 so she can proceed with the prenup process without his involvement.

However, the two appear to agree on one thing – it’s time for Spears’ conservatorship to end. Her father called for an end to the conservatorship earlier this month, and now Spears has formally agreed by way of filed court documents. 

Things are moving so fast in the world of Britney, so who knows what changes will happen by the time Britney vs Spears drops? Of course, the rest of us will probably tune in either way.

This is an opinion piece written by Jackson Langford, senior music and culture writer at MTV Australia. Hot takes at @jacksonlangford and hotter pics at @jacksonlangford.

More Britney stuff:

Oops, Don’t Do It Again: Why We Don’t Need Another Britney Spears Documentary

Britney Spears’ Dad Finally Steps Down From Her Conservatorship

Britney Spears’ Instagram Account Is Gone

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