The formerly troubled Britney Spears’s life is front and center — once again — in Framing Britney Spears, a new documentary that shares new details about her legal battle, the Free Britney movement, and shines a light on her ongoing conservatorship that’s left her with limited control over herself.
“There’s a mixed reaction among Britney’s friends and family,” a source tells. Those in the conservatorship are “far from happy about” the documentary, says the source, while another insider says her inner circle is “glad” the story is out. “They’re hoping this will be a big step forward.” For now, Spears isn’t able to make a lot of decisions on her own and has many rules to obey. At 39, “she needs permission for even the most basic things,” says the first source — like posting to social media, handling her finances, traveling, and who she sees. And though “so much has to happen before she can realistically have a chance of managing her life again,” adds the first source, a third source says Spears “won’t give up. She feels this injustice has gone on long enough.