Framing Britney Spears: When Can We Watch The Documentary Here In Ireland?

The 'heartbreaking show' has been trending on Twitter since its release last weekend.

Framing Britney Spears, the New York Times deep dive into Brtiney Spears aired last weekend. Looking at everything from her rise to fame to her horrific battle with misogyny in the noughties and her decade plus conservatorship, the world of Britney Spears was brought to light by this moving documentary.

Trending on Twitter since it’s release in the US, the documentary gave a clearer understanding of the #FreeBritney movement, speaking to the activists at the helm of the hashtag; one which seeks to give Britney her civil rights back and remove her from being underneath her father’s control.

Having previously requested for her father to be replaced as the conservator of her person and estate, Britney’s wishes have been denied in court and the documentary looks at why the pop star is still not in control of her own life and finances. Continuing to work throughout the conservatorship, even holding down a very successful and lucrative Vegas residency, fans of the star can’t understand why Britney is still not being heard; leading to the #FreeBritney movement.


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The documentary also highlighted a recent court document which looks to signify that Britney is aware and supportive of the #FreeBritney movement. In the court reports obtained by the documentary, Britney’s attorney Samuel D. Ingham III said:

“At this point in her life when she is trying to regain some measure of personal autonomy, Britney welcomes and appreciates the informed support of her many fans.”

This follows theories that Britney is trying to speak to her fans via her Instagram posts, seeking help and “sending messages” as stated by podcast Britney’s Gram, who also feature heavily in the documentary.

As it stands and as the documentary explains, it’s “unknown” as to what’s being said in court and why the conservatorship still exists the way it does despite Britney’s wishes.

Nobody from Britney’s family accepted the request to comment in the documentary, with the New York Times stating that they’re unsure if Britney even received the request.

How can we watch the documentary in Ireland?

The documentary which premiered in the US on Friday, February 5th has not yet been given a release date for the UK and Ireland. As a product of Hulu and FX, two Disney subsidiaries, there’s a high chance that the documentary will drop on STAR here in Europe and be available to Disney Plus subscribers.

In the meantime, you can check out the trailer here which gives a brief insight into what the documentary is all about and what you can expect once it does land.

Watch trailer here 

A breakdown on the #FreeBritney movement can be found here


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