*NSYNC and Backstreet Boys sold millions of records and performed to sold-out crowds of screaming young fans in the 1990s and 2000s. But behind this multi-billion-dollar, pop-idol empire was a con artist who established himself as a maverick entrepreneur and music producer. The documentary lays bare the unfiltered story of Lou Pearlman, his remarkable successes and offenses, and his tragic end while serving a 25-year prison sentence for multiple felony convictions.
From producer Pilgrim Media Group, The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story reveals the dark side of stardom and the music industry as members of multi-platinum-selling bands like *NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, O-Town and Take 5 tell all about working with Pearlman.
The project includes in-depth interviews with those who collaborated most closely with Pearlman: Backstreet Boys’ AJ McLean; O-Town’s Ashley Parker Angel; recording artist and brother of Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter, Aaron Carter; *NSYNC’s JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick, and Lance Bass, who also serves as an executive producer of the project; and moms Diane Bass (mother of Lance Bass) and Lynn Bomar Harless (mother of *NSYNC member and superstar Justin Timberlake).