The documentary "The Battle for Britney: Fans, Cash and a Conservatorship," released in May 2021 on the BBC, reignited a public conversation surrounding singer-songwriter Britney Spears' mental health and financial independence.

Specifically called into question were how and why she was placed under a still-active conservatorship by her father 12 years ago during a grossly public mental breakdown. Her specific situation is a combination of misogyny, child-star abuse and the invasion of the press in the lives of celebrities. It was a perfect storm Spears continues to resist, as her fight to remove her father as her conservator continues.

Since the beginning of her conservatorship, the public's attitude toward Britney Spears has shifted. In the beginning, her plight was