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Framing Britney Spears has sparked global debate around the world since its release in the US on 5 February.

In the documentary, friends and colleagues of Britneys give their thoughts on the way she was treated in the media at the height of her fame. It also features lawyers tied to her conservatorship, which has been in place since 2008 and means her father has control over much of her life and finances.

Director Samantha Stark told Sky News: "I really hope that when people watch this, they take a step back and reassess their view of who Britney is as a person and as an artist and a woman.

"I hope people also look at how they participated in the media coverage of her. It's so mean-spirited and there was so much glee in her suffering...

"Why did no one say anything or condemn any of this coverage of her back then? It just felt so normalised. And it wasn't that long ago. So I hope people really take a look at that and about how we treat young women. Number one, I hope people come away with a new understanding of Britney Spears."

Framing Britney Spears airs Tuesday 16th February at 9pm on Sky Documentaries [UK]


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