As the battle for Britney Spears’ conservation continues to unfold in court, we’ve seen a series of documentaries covering the singer’s fight for freedom. Before the release of Netflix Britney vs. Lances, The New York Times created Controlling Britney Spears September 24. Controlling Britney Spears, a follow-up of the Coaching Britney Spears doc, which premiered on Hulu in February, gives viewers an even deeper look into the singer’s years of tutorship under the direction of her father, Jamie Spears. He examines how the pop star’s security team has taken control of his life thanks to troubling allegations from those who have worked near Britney over the years, including her former assistant Felicia Culotta.
Britney has previously expressed her unease with documentaries about her life. Following the release of Coaching Britney Spears, she admitted that she had cried for two weeks because of the documentary and “was embarrassed by the light” she had put it in. She also expressed similar sentiments after the release of BBC Select. The battle for Britney: fans, money and a conservatory in May. “So many documentaries about me this year with other people’s views on my life … what can I say … I am deeply flattered !!!!” she wrote on Instagram. “These documentaries are so hypocritical.”
The liberation of Controlling Britney Spears comes weeks after Jamie surprisingly filed a petition to end the singer’s 13-year tutelage. The court is expected to decide whether or not Jamie will remain his daughter’s curator at the next hearing on September 29. Coming up, see the most heartbreaking revelations from Controlling Britney Spears.