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‘Controlling Britney Spears’ Reveals New Details of Her Life Under Conservatorship

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Producer/Director Samantha Stark
Supervising Producer Liz Day

Watch on Friday, Sept. 24, at 10 p.m. on FX or stream it on Hulu.

Britney Spears expressed sturdy objections in June to the court-sanctioned conservatorship, which was largely led by her father, that managed her life. But how the conservatorship labored had by no means been totally understood.

Now, after her impassioned speech to a Los Angeles courtroom over the summer time, key insiders have come ahead to speak publicly for the primary time about what they noticed. They present probably the most detailed account but of Spears’s life below the weird authorized association that, for the previous 13 years, stripped away many of her rights.

A brand new documentary by The New York Times, “Controlling Britney Spears,” reveals a portrait of an intense surveillance equipment that monitored each transfer the pop star made. This new movie, by the makers of the Emmy-nominated “Framing Britney Spears,” options unique interviews with members of Spears’s inside circle who had intimate information of her life below the conservatorship.

“It really reminded me of somebody that was in prison,” mentioned a former worker of the safety agency employed by Spears’s father to guard her. “And security was put in a position to be the prison guards essentially.”

Senior Producer Rachel Abrams
Producer Timothy Moran
Director of Photography Victor Tadashi Suarez
Video Editors Lousine Shamamian, Pierre Takal, Diana DeCilio, Geoff O’Brien


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