The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story is a gripping documentary about the life and times of the original boy band mogul, Lou Pearlman. From humble beginnings, Pearlman rose to the heights of success as he created some of the most prolific and successful pop acts of the nineties, including NSYNC and Backstreet Boys. But his meteoric rise was not without cost. It was soon revealed that this man behind one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in United States history had been secretly taking advantage of those he claimed to be helping.
This film dives deep into the shady dealings of Lou Pearlman as it follows his story from his start in Orlando, FL where he scouted talented young singers from theme parks around the area, to his eventual downfall due to a major FBI investigation exposing many years of deceitful behavior. Interviews with musicians such as Lance Bass and Aaron Carter provide insight into what it was like working with Lou Pearlman during this time, while expert opinions shed light on how he engineered one of the largest cons ever committed within U.S. borders.
From a vivid look at the financial fraud that went on behind closed doors to an intimate portrait of one man’s twisted ambition, The Boy Band Con is an unforgettable look at one of music’s most iconic figures whose successes were overshadowed by scandal. This captivating documentary will have you questioning who we can trust when money is involved, so don’t miss out on this must-watch exploration into fame and fortune gone wrong.