A few days before a new hearing is held in the trial in which Britney Spears seeks to end her father’s guardianship over her assets and regain control over her estate, this Friday The New York Times premiered the documentary ‘Controlling Britney Spears’ , in which “much of how it worked is revealed [la tutela], including an intense surveillance apparatus that monitored his every move, “according to the description Official of the feature film.
Billed as a sequel to ‘Framing Britney Spears’, in which the artist’s father, Jamie Spears, took control of his daughter’s finances and daily life in 2008, this new production offers a look, up to now unknown, of the reality lived by the ‘pop’ star during his tutelage.
Through interviews conducted with people who are closely acquainted with Spears’ experience during the 13 years that her guardianship has lasted, a portrait of the intense vigilance that controlled her every move is offered. Some of those interviewed are Felicia Culotta, a former assistant to the artist for many years, Dan George, director of the promotional tour of Spears Circus Tour, and Alex Vlasov, former executive assistant and director of operations and security of Black Box Security, the security company. who played a key role in enforcing the provisions of the singer’s guardianship.
Among the most revealing details of the documentary are the efforts of Jamie Spears to control every aspect of her daughter’s life, to the point of hiring a security employee to be with her all the time, and even to He supplied his medications, or installed audio recording devices in his room, as well as monitoring the calls and messages he made.
Likewise, people close to Britney tell how they were manipulated and separated from the artist when she needed help, as well as the methods used to keep her isolated from her social circle, which was already small.
‘Controlling Britney Spears’, directed by Samantha Stark and produced by Liz Day, who also serves as presenter, is available through Hulu, a paid streaming platform, and was broadcast on television by the channel FX signal.
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