Framing Britney Spears filmmakers are exploring the possibility of a follow-up to the popular Hulu documentary & say there’s much more to the story.
The filmmakers who exposed the hidden world behind the conservatorship of Britney Spears with a docuseries titled Framing Britney Spears have revealed there is much more to say about her story and are exploring the creation of a second installment. Framing Britney Spears is a part of the “The New York Times Presents” series of documentaries, and aired as the sixth installment of the show on FX and in February. The program covered the events that led up to the current court battle over who can control her life, likeness, and finances.
Spears exploded onto the music scene in 1998 and became one of the most popular female pop singers of all time. Spears’ every waking minute was documented by cameras and led by those around her. Due to these restrictions, the singer attempted to break free with two marriages in the year 2004: to childhood friend, Jason Alexander, and backup dancer, Kevin Federline. A very public breakdown that was rumored to be connected to child custody issues that lingered between Spears and Federline led the singer’s family to install a conservatorship, which has remained in place for the past 13 years. Even though she remained in the public eye with appearances on television’s How I Met Your Mother and Glee, as well three studio albums, Spears’ legacy has been overshadowed by the ongoing legal battle for control over the estate which controls her public and personal life.
THR interviewed Framing Britney Spears filmmakers Mary Robertson, Samantha Stark, and Liz Day about their plans since new revelations concerning the singer’s conservatorship have come to light. This included Spears asking for legal representation of her own choosing as well as new Instagram messages where she has spoken freely for the first time in many years. The trio has since realized there is more to her story that needs to be told. Stark explained how the filmmakers and reporters would like to further explore these new insights. Read her statement below:
There’s so much more to the story. There’s so much more. Liz listed a lot of things that we want to look into. Right now, we’re researching and gathering and seeing if it’s possible. We’re looking for people with first-hand experience who can shed light on things that have been very kept in secret. I think a lot of people have been scared to share what they know. I also think that the only person who can tell her story, who can tell the story of Britney Spears, is Britney Spears.
Stark continued by saying that if there were to be a second installment of the documentary, the women would love to have Spears on board to tell her side of the story. Stark claimed that if they were able to interview her, they would want her to take the lead. Instead of asking questions, they would allow her to just start talking and say what was on her mind.
A second installment of the Hulu documentary Framing Britney Spears could move past the ongoing struggles that have dominated the life of the entertainer for the past 13 years and really get into how the singer may break free from those looking to control her personal and professional life. Still, as one of the most important music and video superstars for over two decades, Spears has the chops to maintain prominence in an industry that helped to create and ultimately break down the persona she created. Whether or not she wishes to continue in that capacity remains to be seen.
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