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'Framing Britney Spears' Director Explains What the Title Means

'Framing Britney Spears' Director Explains What the Title Means

The director of the FX documentary Framing Britney Spears is opening up to explain the title of the film.

The Emmy-nominated documentary, which was produced by The New York Times, debuted on FX and Hulu back in February and led to re-energizing the #FreeBritney movement.

Britney said on Instagram that she “didn’t like the way the documentaries bring up humiliating moments from the past.”

The documentary’s inclusion of those moments from her past was one of the things that led to the title being Framing Britney Spears.

Click inside to read what director Samantha Stark said in a new interview…

Director Samantha Stark spoke to THR and responded to Britney‘s comments.

“While we were making the film, we talked a lot about re-traumatizing Britney and her family by showing these moments. Part of the reason it’s called Framing Britney Spears is there are these still-photo frames that were humiliating to her. We thought it was really important to pull outside the frame because so many people had all these assumptions based on one frame, one still image that they saw,” she said.

Stark continued, “In the end, we felt like we had to put some of them in because we wanted people to have more context. We always tried to have her talk back to [the paparazzi] if we could. She 100 percent deserves to be mad that we’re still looking at those photos, because it’s ridiculous that we’re still looking at them, and they shouldn’t have been there in the first place. As much as I want to explain myself to her, I totally understand where she’s coming from.”

Stark added that the filmmakers “agreed we would never make fun of Britney Spears, and we all took that to heart… It’s been incredible that it feels like now the world is also taking that to heart.”

Check out the latest update from Britney‘s conservatorship court case.

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