There's nothing we love more than a good true crime documentary and even more so a true crime documentary that outs a criminal for the crimes he or she has committed.
So, new release, The Boyband Con: The Lou Pearlman Story is no different.
The documentary which is co-produced by Lance Bass details how several boybands in the 90s, including NYSNC and Backstreet Boys, were scammed by their manager, Lou Pearlman.
The film explores the career and legacy of record producer and convicted criminal Lou Pearlman, his remarkable successes and offences, and his tragic end while serving a 25-year prison sentence for multiple felony convictions.
The Lou Pearlman Project reveals the dark side of stardom and the music industry as members of multi-platinum-selling bands such as *NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, O-Town and Take 5 tell all about working with Pearlman.
You think you know, but you have no idea. The incredible true crime story of Lou Pearlman: “The Boyband Con” drops today on @youtube 〰️ Trust me, you don’t want to miss it ✖️✖️#YouTubeOriginals #WhoWasLou @LanceBass @Pilgrim_Studios pic.twitter.com/9ADSYcYjTq— Ashley Parker Angel (@ParkerAngel) April 3, 2019
This is the first time the story has been told from the perspective of the people involved, from the Boy Band members themselves, to Ponzi scheme investors to Lou’s childhood friends.
Interviews with Lance Bass, JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick from *NSYNC, AJ McLean from Backstreet Boys and Aaron Carter and Ashley Parker Angel from OTown are included in the documentary.
"I actually have forgiven him, and I don't think I would have gotten here without the film," @LanceBass talks new documentary detailing the hidden side of the 90s boy band craze and the allegations that Lou Pearlman took advantage of the artists he built. pic.twitter.com/AttUskSeHx— TODAY (@TODAYshow) April 3, 2019
The documentary is available to watch on YouTube Premium by following the link here.