It’s been over a month since FX and Hulu unveiled the hit documentary Framing Britney Spears, and people still can’t stop talking about it. Other TV networks and streaming services are currently trying to replicate their success by plotting their own documentaries about Spears’ troubled life.
Most recently, the BAFTA-winning journalist Mobeen Azhar revealed he’s developing a documentary about the #FreeBritney movement for BBC. He met many people close to the singer and talked to some of her super fans in an attempt to questions the industry, fandom, and the laws that led to Spears’ conservatorship.
BBC isn’t the only network developing their own documentary about the “Toxic” singer in the wake of Framing Britney Spears. This news comes shortly after Netflix announced they entrusted the true-crime documentary filmmaker Erin Lee Carr with developing a Britney Spears documentary for this streaming service.
Spears’ fans weren’t too thrilled about this news, because it’s highly unlikely the singer will profit off of these projects. Competing documentaries, however, aren’t anything new and it’s not difficult to develop them pretty quickly due to their low cost. We’re yet to see if they’ll have anything new to say, but Spears received a wave of support after the original documentary made us re-examine the role that the tabloid media plays in celebrities’ lives.