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Britney vs Spears: Netflix Drops Trailer of Upcoming Documentary on Britney Spears’ Conservatorship under Her Father

Netflix on Wednesday released the trailer of Britney vs Spears, its upcoming documentary on American pop singer Britney Spears‘ 13-year conservatorship under her father Jamie Spears.


“It’s been 13 years and it’s enough,” the caption quoting the singer read.

The documentary is set to premiere on September 28, just a day before the next scheduled hearing of the case to end the conservatorship.

An 18-second teaser was earlier released on Tuesday, featuring a clip from a voicemail sent by the singer to a lawyer on January 21, 2009 about the process of terminating the conservatorship.

Investigated by journalist Jeni Eliscu and filmmaker Erin Lee Carr, Britney vs Spears is said to feature several exclusive interviews, confidential evidence and memos, and audio recordings of Spears.

The trailer released on Wednesday begins with an audio clip of the pop singer saying “I just want my life back,” which is a part of her 24-minute testimony during the June 23 hearing at the Los Angeles Superior Court, where she first publicly addressed her “abusive” conservatorship at length.

“I’ve worked my whole life. I don’t owe these people anything,” she is heard saying in the trailer.

The documentary is said to answer questions like: What was going on inside the conservatorship? And why was she still in one if she was okay?

Without revealing who exactly is featured in the documentary, the trailer includes voiceovers of various people weighing in on the conservatorship, such as Spears’ ex, paparazzo Adnan Ghalib, and a legal expert who appears to be an attorney specializing in conservatorship cases, as per a Variety report.


Britney vs Spears will reportedly delve deep into the issues of the highly controversial guardianship and the alleged corruption of her father’s involvement, along with larger issues with conservatorship laws and the justice system as a whole.

“There was financial incentives for Jamie, for the lawyers. Britney made other people a lot of money,” a voiceover says in the trailer.

The 39-year-old pop singer has been in a conservatorship under her father since 2008. She entered into the conservatorship or guardianship with her father following several public meltdowns. It gave him control over her financial affairs, estate, and her personal life.

After opposing all her attempts to remove him from the conservatorship for a long time, the singer’s father Jamie Spears filed a petition to end the conservatorship in a surprise move on September 7.