New York Times documentary Framing Britney Spears set social media alight when it premiered in the US on February 5th. Arriving at time when the #FreeBritney movement continued to make headlines, the doco promises a “re-examination of her career and a new assessment of the movement rallying against her court-mandated conservatorship, capture the unsavoury dimensions of the American pop-star machine.”
Now, we Kiwis no longer need to look on enviously as the documentary is discussed online. Discovery NZ has announced the viral New York Times documentary Framing Britney Spears will be available to watch in New Zealand for free from Monday on ThreeNow.
According to the ThreeNow synopsis, “Britney Spears hasn’t been able to fully live her own life for 13 years, stuck in a court-sanctioned conservatorship. This documentary examines the pop star’s court battle for control of her estate.”
According to Newshub, “Both Spears and her boyfriend Sam Asghari have spoken out since the documentary aired in the US, albeit with very different messages. Asghari labelled Spears’ father “a total dick” and said he had “zero respect for him”. Meanwhile, Spears said she was “taking the time to learn to be a normal person” and warned against making assumptions about people in the spotlight, all without referencing the documentary by name.”