Lou Pearlman was a key figure in the boy band craze around the turn of the millennium, managing huge acts like NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys. He was also a convicted fraudster, and in 2008 was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for his part in a $300 million Ponzi scheme (he died in 2016). His financial and musical legacies are the subject of the upcoming documentary The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story. Watch a trailer above. The film features interviews with Lance Bass, Ashley Parker Angel, J.C. Chasez, and more.
The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story will have its world premiere at SXSW on March 13, and will be available to YouTube Premium subscribers on April 3.
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