Backstreet Boys Are ‘Larger Than Life’ on Screen in Upcoming Documentary

Can you tell? Can you tell how much of a stretch it was not to use "Backstreet’s back, all right!" in the headline like everyone else and their mother has about any time the Backstreet Boys make any sort of return to relevancy or at least attempt it? It’s almost a shame, because by releasing that track, they’ve doomed themselves to the same exact headline every time they make a resurgence. At least it’s catchy? At least it’s maybe a good branding move? But, like, they had at least another dozen singles. Surely there’s a serviceable pun in there somewhere. 

Anyway, right on the heels of the announcement of the latest #Rememberthe90s explosion tour, where NKOTBSB is extending this summer to include solo, indivdual sets from headliners New Kids on the Block, the Backstreet Boys and Boyz II Men, comes the news that the Boys, not to be outdone by One Direction, have agreed to a tell-all documentary. Morgan Spurlock is not directing, but Stephen Kijak, who has previously made docs about Scott Walker and The Rolling Stones, is, and Pulse Films, the company that made Katy Perry’s Part of Me 3D, will back the project. 

As the Boys said in a statement, all five original members have agreed to be a part of it: 

"We always wanted to make a film and now is the ideal time. With Kevin back, the fact that we are masters of our own destiny, a new album in the works and our 20th anniversary — it all adds up to being the right time to share our story."

Since there isn’t a trailer for this bad boy yet, let us revisit one the group’s most underrated classics, "The Call." 

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