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Britney Spears documentaries: From Framing Britney to For The Record – how to watch in the UK and US

THE plight of pop princess Britney Spears is one that has concerned and intrigued fans across the globe.

So it is no wonder that there have been numerous documentaries made about her life.

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Framing Britney

Framing Britney Spears is an exclusive documentary that looks at her rise to fame and why she ended up in court with her dad.

The official synopsis of the film reads: "People close to Britney Spears and lawyers tied to her conservatorship now reassess her phenomenal career and brutal downfall, as she battles her father in court over who should control her life."

For UK viewers, the 2021 film is available to stream through NowTV. The Entertainment Pass will cost you £9.99 a month.

However, if you are in the US, Framing Britney Spears can be streamed on Hulu.

Britney Spears: For The Record

Britney Spears: For The Record is a documentary made by the popstar herself.

Released in 2008, the documentary follows Britney's return to the recording studio following her much-publicised 2007 breakdown.

It documents the release of Circus her sixth studio album, and delves into her own feelings towards her controversial conservatorship.

In one candid moment, she tells the cameras: "There's no excitement, there's no passion… I have really good days, and then I have bad days.

"Even when you go to jail, you know there's the time when you're gonna get out. But in this situation, it's never ending. It's just like Groundhog Day every day."

Unfortunately, the documentary isn't currently available to stream, but clips from the docu-movie can be found on sites like Vimeo or YouTube for viewers in both the UK and US.

The Battle For Britney

In April 2021, the BBC confirmed the release date for an explosive new Britney Spears documentary about her conservatorship war.

The Battle For Britney: Fans, Cash And A Conservatorship will see Bafta-winning journalist Mobeen Azhar seek to uncover the truth behind the conservatorship.

He will visit Britney's hometown in Louisiana and make his way to Los Angeles.

For UK viewers, the documentary is on the BBC iPlayer.

It is unavailable in the US.

Britney Spears: Princess of Pop

Released in 2013 by Maureen Goldthrope, this documentary gives a long-view of Britney's life.

Its official description reads: "A pop phenomenon in every sense of the word, her catchy singles and sexy videos, plus a very public private life have made her a worldwide household name."

It continues: "Featuring rarely seen performance footage of Britney and exclusive interviews with Justin Timberlake, Kevin Federline, Tony Barretto (Britney’s personal bodyguard for many years) and of course, the lady herself. Follow the amazing story of a pop phenomenon!"

It is available to rent for UK and US viewers on Amazon Prime, and is also available to watch on YouTube.

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