The rise and fall of pop duo Milli Vanilli is the topic of a brand new feature-length documentary coming to Paramount+.
Beneath is the trailer for Milli Vanilli, the story of Robert “Rob” Pilatus and Fabrice “Fab” Morvan whose pop superstardom was abruptly reduce brief following a lip synching controversy. The movie — which made its world premiere on the 2023 Tribeca Movie Pageant — seeks to flip the script on the scandal after 30 years of the duo being a punchline by offering new perception into the origins of the con.
Highlights embrace an unique audio interview with Pilatus in a rehab clinic that was recorded simply two months earlier than he died, never-before-seen archival footage, and interviews with the music business executives who have been concerned with the deception — exhibiting the con was a a lot bigger deception with many extra folks concerned than is mostly assumed.
The German-French duo “Rob” and “Fab” went from impoverished upbringings to world R&B superstars when their first album in 1989 went platinum six occasions and their hit single “Lady You Know It’s True” bought greater than 30 million copies. In 1990, they gained the Grammy for greatest new artist. However their profession was upended (and their Grammy was revoked) after revelations that they didn’t sing the vocals on their album.
The 5 critiques of the documentary that got here out of the competition have been optimistic, together with The Hollywood Reporter‘s, which quipped, “Have I been pondering a bizarre quantity about Milli Vanilli since watching this documentary? Reader, you realize it’s true.”
Milli Vanilli premieres on Paramount+ Tuesday, Oct. 24 and is directed and produced by Luke Korem, and produced by Bradley Jackson, MRC and Hold On Operating Photos in partnership with MTV Leisure Studios.