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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Gotta Question For Ya, Better Answer Now: Will You Watch a Backstreet Boys Documentary?



I'll admit, throughout some of the 90s I was a hardcore fan of the Backstreet Boys. I went to their concerts, I watched and re-watched their music videos (and their "behind the scenes" videos). And I made sure I knew the lyrics to every single song. But then, I just...kinda forgot about them, and many other fans did too. The funny part about that though? THEY NEVER WENT AWAY. Seriously, they were either part of a reunion tour (remember the one with the New Kids?), a TV interview talking about their hair transplants (I'm looking at you, AJ McLean), or another ill advised comeback album. But they made sure they never stayed gone. Ever.

So anyway, flash forward to this week which brings the announcement of yet another Backstreet Boys desperate plea venture -- BACKSTREET BOYS: SHOW ‘EM WHAT YOU’RE MADE OF, a new documentary that will focus on the highlights and lowlights of the band's personal and professional journeys. Stephen Kijak directed the film, which features all five original band members (that's Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean and Kevin Richardson, for those of you who are unfamiliar). More in the synopsis:

BACKSTREET BOYS: SHOW ‘EM WHAT YOU’RE MADE OF is a surprising and rewarding journey filmed over 2 years that delves into the extremes of fame, fortune, betrayal and renewal. The documentary follows the members as they share their lives with us and relive their journey together, revealing new and old tensions that need confronting and resolving.

This just sounds to me like a "Behind the Music" episode (which I'm sure they have done as well). But, ok. Gravitas Ventures has scheduled SHOW ‘EM WHAT YOU’RE MADE OF for a Theatrical and Video-On-Demand release on January 30th. The documentary will then have its world television premiere as part of  the“VH1 Rock Docs” franchise slated to debut on VH1 in the spring.

Yeah, I won't be watching. But I'm curious to see how many of you will hate-watch this for kicks. Thoughts?

3 comments:

Fisti said...

OMG! When I read the title of your post, I immediately thought...this sounds like Behind the Music to me! LOL, I won't pay to watch this, hell no, but when it airs on VH1, if it's rainy and the kids are asleep and I've seen all the King of Queens reruns 700 times, I may check it out.

Wendell Ottley said...

To answer the titular question, hell no.

Brittani Burnham said...

No thanks, I'm pretty sure I've already scene this on MTV 10 years ago. :P

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