Framing Britney Spears and Conservatorships Explained

Britney Spears featured on Pop Cultured


Chances are you’ve heard about the new documentary episode by The New York Times on Hulu called Framing Britney Spears.
The episode dives into how the one of the biggest pop stars of all time rose to fame, how her public demise led to her father taking out a conservatorship over her, and how 13 years later she’s still stuck in that same conservatorship despite making many improvements, and asking for changes to be made to it.

In this Pop Cultured News Break, host Carrie Lippert Gillaspie breaks down the Britney Spears Conservatorship in Layman’s terms and gives an overview of the situation as it stands today.

Carrie lays out Britney’s rise to fame, and how the toxic media culture of the early 2000’s led to her extremely public downfall, this leading to Britney’s conservatorship in the first place. Carrie also unpacks the two different conservatorships Britney currently has, and what she would have to do to get them both lifted. Carrie also shares what she thinks we as society can learn from Britney’s story.

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Carrie Lippert Gillaspie
Author: Carrie Lippert Gillaspie

Born and raised in rural Central Wisconsin, Carrie is a proud cheesehead and die-hard Green Bay Packer fan. She likes mid-afternoon naps, country music, front porch swings, and sundresses. She is a former 4-time grand champion barrel racer, earned 11 varsity athletic letters in high school, and has flown around the world (literally). She is an eternal optimist, a closet book nerd, and a huge Star Wars fan. She firmly believes that the book is always better than the movie, and that dogs are God's way of showing how much he loves us.