Netflix is releasing a documentary called Britney Vs. Spears about Britney Spears’ legal fight against her father’s conservatorship.
The documentary is called Britney vs Spears and will be released on the streaming service on September 28, 2021, one day before the next hearing on the conservatorship. The documentary is executive produced by Liz Garbus, Dan Cogan, and Amy Herdy and directed by Erin Lee Carr.
The newly released trailer shows a series of experts and family members explaining their views of the situation. A lawyer says, “I have represented dozens of conservatees in court and not one of them had a job.” A frustrated Britney can be heard saying, “I’ve worked my whole life. I don’t owe these people anything.”
The Britney legal fight to obtain the legal and financial keys back to her empire has played out publicly in the media for over a decade. Britney recently won some important legal battles and she is now able to hire her own lawyers and file motions that include ending the conservatorship. Shocking details of the legal, financial, and social control over Britney Spears’ life have come out in recent years, including control over her schedule, singing gigs, and even choosing whether she goes on birth control. The outrage created a “free Britney movement.” Public opinion is also swayed by additional news that the family is split over the conservatorship and that Britney Spears had no say in her own legal representation.
Britney vs Spears releases September 28 exclusively on Netflix.