The documentary, the result of investigative work by the American newspaper The New York Times, will be shown in Portugal on the Odisseia television channel, on Monday at 10pm. According to a press release, “Framing Britney Spears” “recalls the lights and shadows of the singer's trajectory, including her most popular stage in the 90s and 2000s, addressing the series of events that led her to losing control of her life”.
At 39, Britney Spears "cannot freely dispose of her money or sign any documents without prior authorisation, which led to an uphill battle with her father." The New York Times' work "explores the legal basis of guardianship, as well as the requirements that must be met by both Spears and the court-appointed guardians." In addition, the document also addresses the singer's “fervent fan base”, who argues that she “should be released from guardianship”, and “the questionable treatment that the media revealed during the career of the 'pop' star” . In the periods of greatest popularity, Britney Spears was "chased by 'paparazzi' 24 hours a day" and was "the target of offensive and sexist comments on television programs, something that, today, - after the #metoo movement - would be inconceivable".
Britney Spears officially made her debut as a singer in 1999 when she released the album "... Baby One More Time", which sold more than one hundred million copies worldwide. Quickly placed on the pedestal of pop music stars, Britney Spears was the target of intense media coverage for disorders of a teenager who quickly became an adult. Following the documentary “Framing Britney Spears”, they became viral movements to ask for the “release” of the artist from her father's control (“#FreeBritney”). Several have already done so: from humorist Sarah Silverman to musician Justin Timberlake, to Glamor magazine. Being one of the best selling artists at the turn of the century, the North American is the interpreter of themes such as "Oops! ... I Did It Again", "Toxic" and "Womanizer". "Framing Britney Spears" is a documentary from the second season of The Weekly, a series produced by The New York Times and which is shown in Portugal on the Odisseia channel.