THE first trailer of Britney vs Spears, the Netflix documentary has been released.
The documentary by Erin Lee Carr will explore the legal battle over the pop star’s mental health, autonomy and the controversial conservatorship overseen by her father,
The minute-plus trailer tweeted on Wednesday afternoon by the streaming platform opens with Spears’s recorded voice: “I just want my life back,” she says, and appears to show film-maker Carr (How to Fix a Drug Scandal, Dirty Money) speaking with several experts on conservatorships about Spears’s arrangement, which has drawn intense public scrutiny and ire in recent months. The trailer also reveals that Carr was leaked a confidential memo on Spears’s condition during filming.
“I’ve worked all my life,” Spears says in the trailer. “I don’t owe these people anything.”
According to a press release, the film, which will be released on 28 September, will tell “the explosive story of Britney’s life and her public and private search for freedom” featuring years-long investigative work, exclusive interviews and new documents that trace the singer’s “trajectory from girl next door to a woman trapped by fame and family and her own legal status”.