'Framing Britney Spears' documentary gets UK release date

Katie Archer
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Framing Britney Spears is coming to UK TV

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UK viewers are set to get the chance to watch much-anticipated documentary Framing Britney Spears.

The documentary has gripped the US with the story of how her father, Jamie Spears, has been in control of her assets since 2008 and has sparked the #FreeBritney movement, supported by many celebrities.

Now, Framing Britney Spears will be available to watch in the UK from tomorrow night (February 16) at 9pm, when it will air on Sky Documentaries and stream on NOW TV

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Produced by The New York Times, it follows the court-mandated conservatorship of the 39-year-old singer which has been in place since her breakdown in 2008.

Spears saw control of her assets from her successful pop career pass to her father as she was placed on involuntary psychiatric hold, and the series also looks at the effects on the singer of reducing unsupervised visitation rights to her two sons.

The documentary's revelations have shocked many viewers, including famous fans - and it also includes some uncomfortable details about her sexualisation from a young age by those in the music and entertainment industry.

MIAMI, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 11: A supporter of Britney Spears holds a sign during a #FreeBritney protest outside American Airlines Arena on February 11, 2021 in Miami, Florida. Spears was placed in a conservatorship managed by her father, Jamie Spears, and an attorney, which controls her assets and business dealings, following her involuntary hospitalization for mental care in 2008. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images)
The documentary has sparked support rallies in the US (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images)

The hashtag #FreeBritney has gone viral on social media since the documentary aired in the US, with Miley Cyrus, Paris Hilton, Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler and Khloe Kardashian amongst those getting behind the singer.

Spears has been under guardianship since her breakdown following her divorce from Kevin Federline, father of her two children, in 2008 with her father as the main conservator, but control is currently in the hands of licensed fiduciary Jodi Montgomery.

Apparently, she has felt more in control of her life under Montgomery's conservatorship, but with it due to come to an end in August 2021, she is keen to keep Montgomery on and recruit an additional licensed fiduciary rather than see control handed back to her father.

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