Filmed over two years, this extraordinarily revealing documentary delves into the extremes of fame and fortune, betrayal and renewal, exploring the journey from boyhood to manhood by the world's biggest selling boy band, The Backstreet Boys, as they plan their 20th anniversary re-launch.
“What do you do when you’re a full grown man in a boy band?” This film is about a band, of course, but it’s more universal a story than that - it is about five friends, sacrifice and redemption, a reckoning with the past, and a path forward into a new kind of freedom. Having lived exceptional lives in a glaring spotlight, having lost their youth to the demands of fame, the boys still struggle to become men, forging their paths both in private, in the public eye, and together through their music.
In an attempt to find some form of closure on their biggest unanswered question, the band talk properly for the first time in such depth about the man who made it all happen 20 years ago: Lou Pearlman, currently an inmate at a state penitentiary. Former mastermind behind the biggest boy band of all time, Lou is behind bars for running a massive Ponzi scheme and a catalogue of bad business. Having cheated the Boys and many others out of millions, they attempt to process the biggest and toughest question: why?