‘The Boy Band Con’ struggles to hide the hatred it has for its subject


The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story isn’t so much a Ponzi scheme documentary as it is a bitter obituary for a now-deceased conman, written by the people who hated him most.

Viewers unfamiliar with the criminal enterprises of fraudster Lou Pearlman, the blimp salesman turned entertainment tycoon behind music acts like the Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC, are in for a wild ride. 

Unfortunately, dedicated fans of the con artist documentary genre will struggle to find lasting value in its narrative, largely because The Boy Band Con‘s well-researched core is undercut by its unrestrained hatred for the star subject. Read more…

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