'Framing Britney Spears' Followup Doc 'Controlling Britney Spears' to Launch Friday on FX and Hulu

Documentary will debut tonight at 10 p.m. ET on both platforms

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FX and Hulu will launch a followup to the doc “Framing Britney Spears,” titled “Controlling Britney Spears,” tonight, Friday, at 10 p.m. ET.

Available on both the cable channel and streaming service at the same time, the doc features “new allegations from insiders with intimate knowledge of Britney’s daily life inside the conservatorship.”

Per FX and Hulu, “In a confidential report obtained by The Times, Ms. Spears told a court investigator in 2016 that her conservatorship had become “an oppressive and controlling tool against her.” But how the conservatorship has controlled her life has never been revealed. Now, in this New York Times investigation, a portrait emerges of an intense surveillance apparatus that monitored every move she made.”

The film is directed by Samantha Stark, and Liz Day is supervising producer and reporter. It was produced in partnership by The New York Times and Left/Right, the same team behind “Framing Britney Spears.”

Per FX, “Once the insiders came forward, The Times and Left/Right felt compelled to bring this reporting to the public as soon as possible.”

“When Britney spoke publicly about her conservatorship in detail for the first time during a court hearing in June, she said a reason she hadn’t spoken up earlier is she didn’t think people would believe her,” Samantha Stark said. “She said she felt abused under the conservatorship and questioned whether the judge thought she was lying. Britney’s speech motivated the people in this film to seek us out to share their stories — at great risk to themselves — because they felt compelled to back up what Britney was saying with evidence they had or moments they witnessed.”

More to come…

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