The #FreeBritney movement has generated two popular documentaries: Framing Britney Spears and Britney vs. Spears. Which documentary is better?
In the wake of the #FreeBritney movement, Netflix released Britney vs. Spears, a popular alternative to Framing Britney Spears; so which documentary is a better watch? The “Free Britney” movement technically started in 2008, at the very beginning of the pop star’s conservatorship on fan message board site Breathe Heavy. However, the protest was picked up about 10 years later by comedians Tess Barker and Barbara Gray in their popular podcast Britney’s Gram following bizarre and somewhat disturbing posts made on Britney Spears’ Instagram.
Many fans of the legendary pop singer flocked to the movement quickly. In fact, the movement began so fast and gained so much notoriety that popular shows like SNL jumped at the chance to parody Spears in a masterclass sketch in which Chloe Fineman as Spears teaches a class on living in isolation. Following closely behind the movement, the New York Times came out with a documentary titled Framing Britney Spears. Not to be outdone, Netflix launched its own Britney doc, Britney vs. Spears on September 28th to positive reviews. After the September 30th announcement that Jamie Spears has been suspended as Britney’s conservator, now is a great time to catch up on anything fans may have missed. So which documentary is better?