Britney Spears put in a lot of effort to get out of the conservatorship that had dominated her life for 13 years. This is basically what Netflix is making a new film on.
Director Erin Lee Carr had assembled a 90-minute feast that is filled with stories and sources that will feed your hunger for new information if you had been looking for such.
The film was released on Tuesday, a day before the important hearing on conservatorship. Britney vs Spears shows Carr working with Jenny Eliscu to look for pieces of the story on how the world’s most popular pop star lost control of her finances and her life as a whole.
The Film On The Events In The Life Of Britney Spears
They held several interviews with her former boyfriends, attorneys, a past assistant, and a geriatric psychologist who had examined Britney Spears. The 2 characters tell us the story about how the conservatorship was established in 2008 and why so many people had questioned its existence.
There were some surprising elements in the reports which included a disclosure from Eliscu when she got directly involved in the case in 2009.
The journalist had profiled Spears in the past for Rolling Stone magazine and had worked with the singer’s former boyfriend and manager, Sam Lutfi. She managed to sneak legal papers into the hotel bathroom so Britney Spears could secretly sign them, requesting that a judge replace her court-appointed lawyer with an attorney of her choosing. The effort failed following a judge’s ruling that Spears was not competent to hire her own attorney, Eliscu says in the film.
Carr used a trove of documents provided to him by an anonymous source that included medical reports naming a geriatric psychologist who declined to disclose whether he had examined the singer.
On camera, the two review documents alleging Britney Spears may have been experiencing dementia at the same time she was filming a TV appearance and wonder how someone without the capacity to hire a lawyer could keep up such a demanding performance schedule.