Where to watch Framing Britney Spears documentary in Ireland
Irish fans have been asking how they can watch The New York Times' new Britney Spears documentaryby Colin Brennan · Irish Mirror
A new Britney Spears documentary has angered fans and celebs alike at how she has been treated.
Irish fans have been asking how they can watch the The New York Times' Britney Spears documentary.
Framing Britney Spears explores the pop star's rise to fame and subsequent difficulties, as well as recent legal cases.
The film specifically explores her relationship with dad Jamie and the long-running conservatorship, in which responsibility for her finances, and other areas of her life, lie with her father after her mental health breakdown in 2007.
Britney herself has gone to court to request that her dad is no longer involved, and that management of her personal affairs and business be transferred to the Bessemer Trust Company.
However, that has proved unsuccessful.
Last year the request was denied and a judge made the trust co-conservator, despite Britney's lawyer telling the court the singer is afraid of her father” and “will not perform again if her father is in charge of her career”.
Fans have even spearheaded the "Free Britney" movement to call for the conservatorship to end and for the pop star to have full control of her life again.
How to watch Framing Britney Spears in the UK
The New York Times and Left/Right Productions documentary has so far been released on Hulu in the US, a streaming service that costs $5.99 (€4.97) a month after a month-long free trial.
The doc aired on FX and FX Hulu in the US on 5 February, however it has not yet been given a European/UK/Ireland air date.
PopSugar reports the documentary is set to air in the UK in the spring of 2021.
Both Hulu and FX belong to the Disney company so there is a good chance the doc could be made available to Disney+ subscribers in Ireland.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated if any announcements about an Irish air date are made.
Reaction to Framing Britney Spears
Framing Britney Spears has left fans and celebrities outraged and heartbroken at her treatment.
Since the documentary's release in America, the #FreeBritney campaign on social media has gathered pace.
The likes of Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler, Andy Cohen, Miley Cyrus and Khloe Kardashian are just some of the famous names to have thrown their weight behind the campaign.
The 39-year-old has also spoken since its release.
On Tuesday she shared a clip of herself performing "Toxic" on Instagram on Tuesday, and wrote: "I'll always love being on stage .... but I am taking the time to learn and be a normal person.
"I love simply enjoying the basics of every day [sic] life !!!! Each person has their story and their take on other people's stories !!!!"
Her boyfriend, Sam Asghari also wrote on Instagram: "I have always wanted nothing but the best for my better half, and will continue to support her following her dreams and creating the future she wants and deserves."
He also branded Britney's dad Jamie a "d**k" and accused him of trying to control their relationship.