Britney Spears' fiancé isn't sold on Netflix's upcoming documentary Britney vs Spears

Los Angeles, California – Netflix dropped the official trailer for Britney vs Spears, and Britney Spears' fiancé addressed the question many are asking: who will profit?

Britney Spears (r.) and fiancé Sam Asghari (l.) attend a movie premiere in Los Angeles, California on July 22, 2019.
Britney Spears (r.) and fiancé Sam Asghari (l.) attend a movie premiere in Los Angeles, California on July 22, 2019.  © Imago/UPI Photo

On Tuesday, Netflix shared the trailer for its upcoming documentary, Britney vs Spears, which aims to reveal the intricate details and oddities of Spears' 13-year conservatorship.

At first, fans were thrilled about the news. But that excitement soon turned into questions as to who would profit from the streams, and what impact it might have on the pop sensation herself.

Shortly after Netflix shared the trailer on Instagram, Spears' freshly-minted fiancé, Sam Asghari, commented on the post, "I hope the profits from these docs go towards fighting injustice #FreeBritney."

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The documentary was created by filmmaker Erin Lee Carr, who told the Los Angeles Times the project has been two and a half years in the making.

Despite working alongside journalist Jenny Eliscu of Rolling Stone, one vital perspective was entirely excluded from the film: Spears'.

This wasn't for lack of effort, as Carr told the Los Angeles Times, "I tried to contact her repeatedly. But I had to sit with the understanding that it was unlikely ever to happen."

Rather than letting that hinder hers and Eliscu's investigation into the conservatorship, Carr inevitably made peace with the fact that she wouldn't be getting Spears' first-person perspective, and carried on.

A call for transparency in the name of #FreeBritney

Supporters of Britney Spears rallied outside Stanley Mosk Courthouse during a hearing regarding her conservatorship on July 14.
Supporters of Britney Spears rallied outside Stanley Mosk Courthouse during a hearing regarding her conservatorship on July 14.  © IMAGO/ZUMA Wire

Given the 39-year-old's lack of involvement with the documentary in any regard, it understandably poses the question as to who will benefit from its release.

It's not just fans and Asghari who are raising red flags, either.

The longtime manager of Lady Gaga, Bobby Campbell, shared his concerns about the film in the comment section of Netflix's post, writing, "How much money is being made by third parties from this documentary leveraging Britney’s personal story and its value in the media?"

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He continued on, questioning whether the film was "exploitative" or not, and called for transparency from the film's creators.

"There needs to be transparency about how or whether the filmmakers are profiting from this [documentary], or if they are donating their fees to Britney’s legal defense, or to legal defense funds [to aid] those who do not have the financial resources to fight against undue conservatorships."

The news of the film comes days after Spears' Instagram account was reinstated after being down for nearly a week.

Britney vs Spears is set to drop on Netflix on September 28, just one day prior to the star's next court hearing regarding her conservatorship.

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