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Backstreet's Back! New Documentary to Focus on Backstreet Boys
by Ethan Anderton
December 2, 2014
After making a surprise appearance on the big screen at the conclusion of This is The End last year, the once thriving boy band Backstreet Boys will return to theaters with a feature length documentary called Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of. The film has been picked up by Gravitas Ventures for release in theaters and on VOD on January 30th, 2015. The documentary follows two years in the lives of the singing group's members: Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean and Kevin Richardson. The group rose to fame in 1996 as the first big boy band, beating *NSYNC to teenage fandom.
In case you missed it, here's the Backstreet Boys cameo from This is The End:
But just like any trend, the love for boy bands faltered, and the group steadily declined in popularity after the release of Millennium in 2000, though it ended up being their biggest album. The press release for the film from director Stephen Kijak (Stones in Exile) says the film follows new and old tensions that need confronting and resolving as the quintet relive their glory days. Surely this is all intended as hype for the band to release an album for their 20th anniversary coming up, and to help with that, if you miss this documentary in theaters, you can still catch it on VH1 when it starts airing on the channel in the spring of 2015 (where it will replayed over and over again). Do you want it that way?