April 18, 2021

Framing Britney Spears

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By Meg Weichman | Feb. 20, 2021

You might think you know the story, and even if you do know the story, it’s time to get outraged all over again. Tracing the life of Britney Spears from her rise as a pop princess to global phenomenon and then her tragic downfall as a national punching bag, the documentary Framing Britney Spears revisits Britney’s story a now-unbelievable 13 years into a legal conservatorship that has taken away her most basic rights. A thought-provoking look at fame, the media, and the music industry, the film shows, in a frank and compelling fashion, how Britney continues to be a victim of the most grotesque aspects of our culture and legal system. Part of a standalone doc series, The New York Times Presents, the other films tackling current events — with topics ranging from Breonna Taylor to teen Twitter hackers — are also worth your time. Streaming on Hulu.

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