Backstreet Boys – Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of
Directed by: Stephen Kijak
Starring: Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, A.J. McLean, Kevin Richardson
By: Nevra Azerkan
Rating: [The Breakdown]
The Backstreet Boys had the premiere of their documentary, Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of in Los Angeles. They offered up tickets to their fans for $40 presumably because they were going to be there and they said that there would be “lots of other surprises.” The second part of this review is going to talk about my disappointment with that statement, but first the documentary itself.
I have been a huge Backstreet Boy fan for years. As an American fan I was still getting their European releases shipped to me, so I could enjoy all the music we were not getting here in the state. I had my room wallpapered with their faces and bought every magazine I could find with them in it. I have seen them multiples times in concert and have even had the opportunity to meet them a few times. So needless to say, I was excited for this documentary.
The film started off great with introducing who each Backstreet Boy was and how the group first started out. I really enjoyed how they discussed the drama with their former manager, Lou Pearlman. It was cool to see each of their perspectives on the matter and it looked like it was almost therapeutic for them. The best part was how they each did a hometown visit and we got to see where they came from and someone who influenced them. Even after all this time there is still new things a Backstreet fan can learn. Continue Reading