The Backstreet Boys doc Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of – chronicalling their 20+ year career – will be released on January 30, 2015 in theaters and VOD. In it, the “boys” take you to their home towns, show you old unseen footage, and much more. After the jump is the wobbly iPhone footage of the trailer taken on the BSB 2013 cruise.
Well, that was exciting.
20+ years, though? How is that possible? I remember the first time I saw them LIKE IT WAS YESTERDAY. I discovered them, you know. Yes, I’m responsible for their popularity. I was tripping balls in a hotel room in Berlin. The year was 1996. Suddenly, five angels appeared on the TV screen, and the world began melting around me. I was inside a kaleidoscope of love, boy bangs, and pooka shells. The video was “Quit Playing Games with My Heart,” which had been released in Sweden, Germany, Austria, and the Netherlands as sort of a trial run for the US. I knew it was gold. I know genius when I hear it. I raced out to a German record store and feebly hummed a few bars for the clerk. I then brought the cassingle back with me and played it everywhere I went for the next six months, nattering endlessly on about the prettiest GERMAN band I had ever seen (I didn’t know they were American at the time). So you see, I PLANTED THE SEED. I was the early adapter that got people talking. I’m responsable for their phenomenal success. So, you see, I have a vested interest in this movie. I’ll be at the movie theater, camped out in line the week before with my “You Can Thank Me Now, Nick Carter” tee-shirt.