Celebrity Documentaries Are Showing Up Everywhere Right Now

Brittany Murphy in 2008.
Brittany Murphy in 2008. Photo by Sara Jaye/Shutterstock (734931v)

If we had to pick a single genre that experienced an unexpected rise this year, we’d have to go with celebrity documentaries. This genre exploded with Framing Britney Spears earlier this year, and it’s going stronger than ever this fall.

Controlling Britney Spears

This documentary serves as a follow-up to Hulu’s Framing Britney Spears, and it shares insider details about the oppressive conservatorship that she’s been under for over a decade.

Britney vs Spears

After Hulu found success with their Britney Spears documentary, Netflix jumped on the bandwagon and developed its own documentary about the pop star’s fight for freedom out of the conservatorship.

What Happened, Brittany Murphy?

Another celebrity documentary that explores the life of a tragic Hollywood figure, What Happened, Brittany Murphy? offers an intimate portrayal of the star’s life and covers the mystery surrounding her death.

Introducing, Selma Blair

Unlike the previous three documentaries, Introducing, Selma Blair was made with direct involvement and approval of the star at its center. It shows Selma Blair, the star of cult films Legally Blonde and Cruel Intentions, embarking on a journey of personal acceptance and resilience after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.