One of the most notorious music-industry scammers has a documentary out about his life. The Lou Pearlman documentary is set to blow the lid open on his fraudulent legacy.
"In The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story," tells the story of the man who helped launch the careers of many of the best-known boy bands. In the documentary, former boy band members discuss how, despite selling millions of records and selling out arenas, they didn't get anything. Members from NSYNC, the Backstreet Boys, and more open up about what it was like to be swindled by the late industry figure, who died in 2016.
In one scene,Lance Bass recalls what it was like seeing a hard-earned check and realizing what was going on: “I see the check and, oh my gosh, my heart sunk. I couldn’t believe the number I was looking at.”
"The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story," directed by Aaron Kunkel, premiered yesterday at "SXSW" ahead of its April 3rd debut on YouTube. It will feature new interviews with Bass and AJ McLean as well as N’Sync’s JC Chasez and Chris Kirkpatrick, O-Town’s Ashley Parker Angel,Aaron Carter, and Lynn Harless, Justin Timberlake’s mother.