How to watch the new Britney Spears documentary that has everybody talking

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Britney Spears is no stranger to the media spotlight, but this time around, the world-famous pop star is making headlines all due to a buzzy, new docuseries. Produced by FX and The New York Times, Framing Britney Spears takes an inside look at the iconic singer's rise to fame, mid-2000's struggles, highly-restrictive conservatorship, and the #FreeBritney social media movement that arose as a result.

The feature-length documentary was released on FX and Hulu last week (the sixth episode of The New York Times Presents), and has been making waves ever since. Ahead, we're breaking down what to expect from the talked-about doc, and how exactly you can stream it.

How do I stream Framing Britney Spears?

'Framing Britney Spears' is available to stream now on both Hulu and FX.
'Framing Britney Spears' is available to stream now on both Hulu and FX.

The New York Times Presents: Framing Britney Spears premiered on Friday, January 5, on the FX channel and FX on Hulu. To tune in, you'll need either a valid Hulu subscription, or you can stream it via the FX website or on-demand as long as you have a cable subscription that includes FX.

Hulu subscriptions start at $5.99 per month for an ad-supported plan or $11.99 per month for an ad-free plan. You can also sign up for a bundled Disney+, Hulu (with ads), and ESPN+ package for just $12.99 per month. Students can opt to sign up for a discounted Hulu ad-supported plan for just $1.99 per month as well.

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What is Framing Britney Spears about?

Spears' life, career, and controversial conservatorship are all explored in The New York Times' buzz-worthy documentary.
Spears' life, career, and controversial conservatorship are all explored in The New York Times' buzz-worthy documentary.

Directed by Samantha Stark, this latest installment in The New York Times Presents examines Spears' two-decade-long career, marked by intense media scrutiny throughout her troubled 20's and into the present day. The 75-minute documentary also sheds light on the star's ongoing conservatorship, a court-appointed legal guardianship under which her father, Jamie Spears, holds complete control over her assets, finances, and estate.

The documentary features key interviews by lawyers, media executives, and close friends of the "Baby One More Time" singer, including Felicia Culotta, the star's former assistant and longtime confidant.

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Viewers will also gain insight into the #FreeBritney movement, a fan-led campaign which seeks to bring an end to the conservatorship and restore Spears’ autonomy. Following the documentary's premiere, the viral hashtag has seen a huge resurgence online, with many on social media expressing their support of the singer.

How to sign up for Hulu

For now, the new Britney Spears documentary is available exclusively for US viewers via Hulu and FX, with a global air date coming soon.

Hulu can be accessed online at Hulu.com or via the Hulu app, which is available for download on a variety of devices: Android and iOS devices, Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Echo Show and Fire TV devices, select smart TVs and Android TVs, PlayStation, and Xbox.

With a Hulu subscription, subscribers will get full access to the FX on Hulu lineup, which includes its critically-acclaimed shows like Fargo, popular docuseries such as A Wilderness of Error, and more. Of course, you'll also be able to choose from Hulu's massive streaming library of shows like Keeping Up with the Kardashians, The Bachelor, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and every Hulu Original including The Handmaid's Tale, Little Fires Everywhere, and Pen15—just to name a few.

Hulu + Live TV also offers full access to the platform's entire streaming library, in addition to 65-plus channels featuring live sports, breaking news, and on-air programming for just $65 a month.

Sign up for Hulu, Disney+ and ESPN+ for $13.99 a month

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