TMZ’s Britney Spears documentary questions star’s post-conservatorship freedom


May 15, 2023

The Washington Post

A year and a half after Britney Spears’s conservatorship ended, TMZ is posing the question: Has the freedom been good for her?

The query will be the substance of a new special produced by the gossip news outlet, “Britney Spears: The Price of Freedom,” airing during prime time on Fox on Monday night.

The release of the unauthorized documentary taps into a decades-long public fascination with the 41-year-old Spears, extending an unrelenting spotlight on the star’s mental health and relationship issues...

The TMZ special has continued an “alarming” line of coverage that has tailed the singer since her 1998 debut, said Imani Cheers, an associate professor of digital storytelling at George Washington University.

“Britney Spears has always been over-scrutinized, over-sexualized and truly sensationalized in a way that has been absolutely detrimental to her own mental health,” Cheers said.

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