A: Because they’re not his. OK, so you might have heard that VH1 is planning an unauthorized biopic on Michael Jackson, from the peak of his success to the pique of his legal nightmares. The channel is currently in preproduction in Canada, casting for Jacksons and key figures in the ungloved star’s public and personal life. Showbiz moms take note: There will be roles for juveniles.
But the real, most unauthorized Michael Jackson movie, a full-blown theatrical release, will happen later on, when WOW and Victor Gutierrez collaborate on adapting Gutierrez’ book, Michael Jackson Was My Lover: The Secret Diary of Jordie Chandler, an investigative spill-all that was almost too hot to publish. Gutierrez, a modest, soft-spoken man, was in the offices here not long ago, taking meetings and receiving kudos from those who’ve read the book, which is out of print and as scarce as chickens’ teeth (copies sell for $275 to $2000 on the Internet). I once had a copy, and it’s well worth whatever you pay for it. Devilish.
From Dewey Webb’s Lurid Library review:
After flipping through just a few pages–the photo section alone includes sketches of the Gloved One’s genitalia, photos of the “actual bathroom” where alleged sexual transgression took place, as well as snapshots of one of the reputed victim’s “shit and urine stain[ed]” underwear–few will argue with the author’s dubious claim to fame. [T]his vanity-press sleazefest contains material lifted from a journal reportedly kept by the Jackson-obsessed teenager who received a $20 million payoff in return for dropping a sexual-assault case against the singer a few years back