Paris Hilton opens up about Britney Spears as she continues to support her old friend whose personal turmoil is detailed in a shocking new documentary.
The New York Times Presents: Framing Britney Spears was released on Hulu earlier this month. It revolves around the pop star’s rise to fame and her treatment by the media and paparazzi and her current life. The singer is currently under a controversial conservatorship that was implemented back in 2008.
Britney was hospitalized for psychiatric treatment. The documentary further includes interviews and appearances by friends and fans including Paris. The socialite, who was spotted partying with Britney back in 2006, has expressed her support for the #FreeBritney movement on social media.
Paris had opened up last September in a Radio Andy interview on SiriusXM as she said that adults should be able to live their lives without being controlled. A small clip of her was also shown in the documentary. The reality star also echoed remarks on a new episode of her iHeartRadio podcast, This Is Paris.
She revealed that she hasn’t spoken to Britney in a few months and haven’t even watched the film. The socialite shared she has been really busy but she heard it is just a really sad movie. She shared that it makes her feel for her because she is a sweet person and has a big heart.
“…this really misogynistic view and just being very cruel and mean and making fun of us”
The reality star said, “But I heard it’s just a really sad movie. It makes me really feel for her because she’s such a sweet girl and has such a big heart and I just can’t imagine being controlled like that. You know, when you’re an adult and you’ve worked your whole life for building this empire and then just to be treated like a child, it’s just not fair.”
The podcast also includes Paris recalling the negative tabloid media coverage for her, Britney, and other celebrities. She shared how she has been reading all of these articles coming out where they were reporting that Britney, Paris, and a group of them were treated unfairly.
The socialite shared, “I’ve been reading all of these articles coming out where they were just saying, like, Britney, Paris and just like, a group of us were just were treated so unfairly and just like, this really misogynistic view and just being very cruel and mean and making fun of us.” She added that it made her think a lot as she read all these new things that are coming out after the Britney film.
The documentary, Framing Britney Spears was released amidst a legal battle over Britney’s conservatorship. This has been managed by her father, Jamie Spears for years now. Good Morning America aired an interview with his lawyer.
Netflix is on its way to producing its own Britney Spears documentary. Hulu has recently released the documentary The New York Times Presents: Framing Britney Spears.
Framing Britney Spears Shows The Media’s Brutality
The documentary detailed the singer’s life events that led up to the #FreeBritney movement. Right after its release, the documentary became a trending topic everywhere as it brought up immense support for Britney. The documentary also sheds light upon the misogynistic treatment that the pop idol faced from the media.
The media questioning her career and the validity of the conservatorship was also shown. This gave her father legal control over most aspects of her life including her finances. The documentary also investigates her mysterious Instagram posts and goes beyond that too.
Framing Britney Spears also revealed the heartbreaking story of how she ended up in the conservatorship. The documentary shed light on the issues with the legal structure as well. It also exposed the sexist treatment Britney received from her former boyfriend, Justin Timberlake. However, the actor has publicly come forward and apologized for the same.
Netflix Might Have More New Information About Britney
The documentary is so powerful that it goes beyond Britney’s legal situation. It calls out the media for its treatment of women and mental health. According to Bloomberg, Netflix will be releasing their own Britney Spears documentary as well. The new documentary will be directed by Erin Lee Carr. He is famous for his true-crime filmmaking in ventures like Mommy Dead and Dearest and At the Heart of Gold. the official title and release date have not been announced yet.
For the Hulu documentary, her family refused to be interviewed and their refusal could be taken as a relation to how documentaries have been growing in popularity in recent years. Netflix and Hulu have been quite head-on with documentaries. Framing Britney Spears might have debuted before Netflix’s documentary but the new spotlight on the story might be an added advantage to Netflix’s project.
Britney’s case to remove her father from her conservatorship is currently going on. There is still a lot of unknown information about the current situation and Britney’s future. Since there is no release date on Netflix’s documentary, it will hopefully have more information about the entire situation.