Now Netflix is working on new documentary on Britney Spears
Framing Britney Spears, released last week on FX and FX on Hulu, created quite a stir among fans and celebrities. In fact, Justin Timberlake had to apologize for "failing Britney Spears," after receiving massive backlash. Internationally, only UK fans got to watch the NYT documentary, but now, thanks to Netflix, fans in other countries can also get an insight into the troubled popstar's life.
Netflix to focus on her meltdown too, as NYT-Hulu did
Netflix reportedly is approaching timelines of Britney's ascent to stardom, her fall and the ensuing conservatorship battle, which is similar to what NYT-Hulu did for Framing Britney Spears. However, it's not really copying the previous entry, because the production of their documentary by Erin Lee Carr was apparently underway before Hulu's show debuted. Meanwhile, TMZ refuted rumors of Britney working on a secret documentary.
The Princess of Pop isn't working on her documentary
"A source with direct knowledge tells TMZ...a doc from Britney and her team is definitely NOT happening. We're told a project of this magnitude would need to be vetted and authorized by Brit and her conservators, which is a big hurdle," said TMZ. The NYT-Hulu documentary is however not the first on the entertainer's disturbed life. MTV's Britney: For the Record grabs that spot.
MTV's documentary had raked in 3.7 million viewers on premiere
MTV premiered that documentary on November 30, 2008, raking in a staggering 3.7 million viewers on that night. Meanwhile, this is the second time for Hulu and Netflix to work on different documentaries on the same topic. They had released documentaries based on the failed luxury music festival in the Bahamas by Billy McFarland in 2019. Netflix released FYRE, while Hulu released Fyre Fraud.
Documentary director urges fans to 'reassess their view' of Britney
Talking to Sky News, Framing Britney Spears director Samantha Stark said, "I really hope that when people watch this, they take a step back and reassess their view of who Britney is as a person and as an artist and a woman." Britney, meanwhile, referred to the documentary on social media writing, "Each person has their story and their take on other people's stories."
The 'Toxic' singer has been documented several times since 2002
Several documentaries surrounding the pop star have been released over the past two decades. Stages: Three Days in Mexico - Britney Spears released in 2002 and delineates Britney's Dream Within A Dream concert tour in Mexico City. Britney Spears: Princess of Pop released in 2012, while I Am Britney Jean released in 2013. The Netflix documentary doesn't have a release date as of now.